Apparently, the bipartisan effort is hostage to a secondary, entirely partisan effort, and changes to the partisan effort, even by the party pushing that same partisan effort, undermine the bipartisan one. Are you following? If you care about democratic norms, this is your moment... It was finally infrastructure week in Washington, DC when 19 clueless… Continue reading The Infrastructure Scam: Clueless Republicans and increasingly radical Democrats make for a toxic mix
CNN suddenly discovers that being President is hard and likely to get harder. Who knew? Unfortunately for Americans, President Biden is suffering from an array of largely self-inflicted wounds, from the border to international relations. The solution is simple: Govern how he promised on the campaign and stop pretending to be some radical progressive.… Continue reading Poor, poor, pitiful Biden?
Call it a no-compromise compromise: Democrats use the Republicans to provide their stamp of approval on a portion of their wishlist, then violate the longstanding democratic norms they claim to care so much about by going it alone on the rest. Even more incredibly, President Biden made this announcement on the very same day he… Continue reading The bipartisan infrastructure push, part two: This is definitely not the way things are supposed to work
From the Compromise of 1790 onward, the American system is built around establishing broad consensus for major issues, passing bipartisan legislation where both parties get something they want. The result is increased ownership of government programs and less acrimony. Isn’t that what everyone claims to want for America? Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of… Continue reading The bipartisan infrastructure push: This is the way things are supposed to work
$1.9 trillion for coronavirus relief. $2 trillion for radically redefined infrastructure. Now, $1.8 trillion for the “American Families Plan.” You know the government is on the march when even CNN describes the proposals as “huge” and “massive.” Biden’s not building back better, he’s building the government bigger. Yesterday evening, President Joe Biden appeared before a… Continue reading Biden wants more billions, make that trillions, and claims it’s paid for, but really?
CNN declares it the “triumphant return of government.” In other words, billions for everyone, except not even half of the supposed infrastructure bill is actually spent on infrastructure. Yes, another multi-trillion dollar scam sold under completely false pretenses. This is moderate, unifying leadership? There are few things the right and left agree upon more than… Continue reading Infrastructure: The Biden bait and switch agenda continues apace before a giddy media