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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:09 PM

Bipartisan Deal Reached on Infrastructure Proposal

Bipartisan Deal Reached on Infrastructure Proposal

June 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 123 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2021/06/10/bipartisan-deal-reached-on-infrastructure-proposal/

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“Members of a bipartisan group of senators said they had reached an agreement on an infrastructure proposal that would be fully paid for without tax increases, pitching the plan to other lawmakers and the White House as they try to craft compromise legislation on the issue,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

“While the group of 10 senators didn’t reveal details of the plan in its statement, people familiar with the plan said it called for $579 billion above expected future federal spending on infrastructure. The overall plan would spend $974 billion over five years and $1.2 trillion if it continued over eight years.”

“To move forward in Congress, the plan would need the buy-in from a broader group of Republicans and Democrats, as well as the White House. In recent days, some Democrats have indicated they are skeptical that the bipartisan talks will result in a large enough package.”

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:13 PM

1. Without tax increases? So what's getting cut?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:16 PM

3. I'm more concerned with where the money is coming from...

Specifically, I fear that the moderates will insist on a per-mile vehicle charge, where you have a tracker on your car and get billed a flat rate for every mile you drive on any street or road in the country, no matter how good your gas mileage. That's just the sort of proposal that, if enacted, will turn the average American into a Republican in record time.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:35 PM

10. If they aren't going to cut taxes on the wealthy it will be cuts or extra taxes on the

working class and the poor. Take that to the bank, and then the Republicans will be back in charge. And they will have no one to blame except for the five Democrats and five Republicans. And anyone else who votes for their bipartisan screwing. We have seen this movie several times.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:39 PM

12. I'd even be happy

if they didn’t raise taxes but did close all loopholes and force the 0.1% to pay their fair share.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:17 PM

4. That's one thing I want to know...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:15 PM

2. That group has five GOP senators. Where are they getting 10 more?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:17 PM

5. That's like around HALF of what Biden wanted!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:17 PM

6. ought to be a real beauty

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:18 PM

7. WHO are the senators?


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Response to HUAJIAO (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:37 PM

11. Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska),

Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Mark R. Warner (D-Va.).

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 08:44 PM

13. Super! Senator Coal, Senator Strutmuppet and Senator Concerned leading the charge!

Tax the rich to pay for it, or shut the fuck up.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:47 PM

15. +1. Who elected them supreme rulers of the United States?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 11:41 PM

14. Thanks.

Such a collection of progressives...

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:18 PM

8. This is approximately the same "propsal" the republicans offered before

Re-allocation of already-appropriated funds plus about $50 billion over five years in exchange for increases in "user fees." God forbit we tax the oligarchs! This "proposal" isn't going anywhere.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jun 10, 2021, 07:20 PM

9. Don't take the bait

President Biden.

Insist on raising taxes.

Because like usual it will be taken away from poor and working class people,and minorities .

Make the ogliarches pay this time, the pigs.

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