Rather than the price tag of a “$3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package,” we should force moderates to debate what’s in it.
President Biden is dealing with one of the turning points in American history. Similar to what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt managed in the 1930s in response to the Great Depression, when he instituted the New Deal that resolved the existent economic woes and stared a long lived economic recovery. Similarly, President Lyndon Johnson fostered The Great Society after the assassination of President Kennedy. He passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Incidentally, both of those acts are under current attack by the Republicans. President Biden is dealing with another crisis point having to do with the distribution of monies to the ultra rich and corporations at the expense of the middle class earners and tax payers. He also faces a divided government and Congress. The FY21 Budget Reconciliation Bill must pass for the good of all! The rich and powerful will be required to pay more but EVERYONE will benefit in the future.
yesss! that's exactly what we need to do: less talk about price points and more talk about the immense benefits to the lives of ordinary americans. we the people are hungry for a government that will act on our behalf and the policies of the reconcilliation bill delivers the goods for education, climate action, health care and child care. passing this legislation will also inspire critical voting groups to engage and stay engage. our democracy is on life support and passing the reconcilliation bill is our lifeline. i will make a call to Senators Peters, Stabenow and Rep. Dingell today.
I am pleased to be progressive. Thank you for this enlightening piece.