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Tue Aug 10, 2021, 07:48 AM

IMO, there won't be an infrastructure bill.

I see that the Senate has whittled its bill down to 550 billion dollars gutting many Democratic initiatives. The scaled down bill will probably pass the Senate today but I see no way in hell the House will approve it. If the Senate bill had to get scaled down to 550 billion I see no way a 3 trillion+ House bill gets passed. I have no inside info just logic. I have seen the Republican strategy and it is delay, delay, delay, obstruct, obstruct, obstruct.

I hope to hell I am wrong. Maybe the House will surrender its bill for the 550 billion dollar bill but Speaker Pelosi says the 2 bills must be linked together. Good luck.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 07:59 AM

1. I agree and, like you, hope to hell I am wrong. nt

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 08:24 AM

2. There is one major bill almost sure to be enacted this year

The National Defense Authorization bill.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 08:25 AM

3. It's still $1 trillion

The $550 billion is in new spending.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 08:31 AM

4. Are these trolls downplaying this bill?

It's a 1$ Trillion bill with some of the biggest investments in infrastructure in our nation's history. It's a fantastic bill and has a ton of great things in it. This is a huge win for the country and a show that big things can get done through bipartisanship still, it's $1 Trillion bigger than the infrastructure Bill that Trump got passed...

Now the $3.5 Trillion spending Bill is a much bigger deal and will be hard to get done this week, but I still think it will pass, but it will be a little smaller, probably under $3 Trillion.

It's a huge deal that Biden was able to get Dems and Reps to come together for such an important piece of legislation. People downplaying it sound like Trump supporters who would be mad if Reps worked with Dems on anything.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 08:41 AM

5. I apologize then,

I was conned by an MSN article, freaking internet bs. I will go back and try to find where I was duped.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 09:24 AM

8. Thanks, Johnny

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Response to Hekate (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 09:49 AM

10. Yes, thanks!

The Debbie and Donnie Downers, (and all their kinfolk) plus the naysayers aren't even trying to be subtle anymore.

One can set their watch by the punctual appearance of the negative comments they espouse with inevitable regularity. Not unlike the workings of a colonoscopy prep but not as pleasant, though more predictable.

It's not unusual to find them showing up halfway through a thread with their contrairian commentary. It's like they see it as a calling. Like they're ordained by ethereal gods, claiming sacred words and visions have been spoken to them in the woods as a commandment to exist in eternal agitation.

They can't help themselves. They're forever angry zealots.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 10:13 AM

13. Thanks for the injection of reality, Johnny2X2X. Go, Infrastructure Dems!

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 08:46 AM

7. The Politico article was extremely misleading,

and I was not sharp enough to catch it.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 09:26 AM

9. It happens. That's what we have "self delete" and "edit" buttons for

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 09:56 AM

11. Then stop reading that shit

Problem solved!

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 09:56 AM

12. It doesn't matter what the dollar amount is, as long as we can say we passed a bipartisan bill.

Joe needs this win no matter the cost. See folks, reaching across the isle to repugs works.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 12:10 PM

14. "The Senate gave overwhelming bipartisan approval to a $1 trillion infrastructure bill"

on Tuesday to rebuild the nationís deteriorating roads and bridges and fund new climate resilience and broadband initiatives, delivering a key component of President Bidenís agenda.

The legislation would be the largest infusion of federal investment into infrastructure projects in more than a decade, touching nearly every facet of the American economy and fortifying the nationís response to the warming of the planet.

It would provide historic levels of funding for the modernization of the nationís power grid and projects to better manage climate risks, as well as pour hundreds of billions of dollars into the repair and replacement of aging public works projects. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/us/politics/infrastructure-bill-passes.html


You were right in that it did pass today. On to the next steps.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 12:15 PM

15. the total size was $1.2 trillion, the $550 billion figure was just in new infrastructure spending nt

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