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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:51 PM

Progressives Resist Nancy Pelosi's Plan For 'Fewer Things' In Budget Bill

Progressive Democrats aren’t on board with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) directive that Democrats will likely have to cut major agenda items from their upcoming Build Back Better social policy bill.

As a few conservative Democrats remain at odds with the party over how much to spend on President Joe Biden’s agenda, Pelosi said this week that Democrats will likely need to slim down their ambitions for the reconciliation bill. But progressives prefer a different approach: If the bill is going to be smaller, then they prefer to pass shorter-term safety net expansions, instead of jettisoning of entire sections of the legislation.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) reiterated that message. “If we need to cut some of them back to fewer number of years, we’d be willing to do that,” she told reporters. “Why is that? Because we are not going to pit child care against climate change. We’re not going to pit housing against paid leave. We’re not going to pit seniors against young people.”

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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), a deputy whip in the Congressional Progressive Caucus, had a similar message. “What I’ve heard overwhelmingly from the Progressive Caucus is that they want to make sure that we aren’t cutting programs,” he told HuffPost.

https://news.yahoo.com/progressives-resist-nancy-pelosi-plan-201445884.html


I'm beginning to think that we may get nothing at all. Unthinkable just a few weeks ago.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:28 PM

1. So nothing is better than something so you can campaign on how you stood up for all or nothing & got

NOTHING.

GET THE FK OFF THE TV & GET BACK TO WORK.

I don't want to hear another damned word about Manchin or Sinema either.
Grow the fk up.🤬
Negotiating a bill Is WHAT HAPPENS IN THE LEGISLATURE. EVERYBODY GIVES & EVERYBODY GETS. THEN YOU PASS THE BILL & THE PRES SIGNS IT. AND THEN THE LEGISLATURE MOVES ON TO THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS. REPEAT...

Do your fking job





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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:44 PM

2. Hey, it makes a great bumper sticker.

That is about the thought level of some of these people. Hold out for nothing since something isn't all I want. WAAHHH.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:00 AM

6. No shit! JFC. Maybe Legislator's Salary & Benes should be paid out as piecemeal

Pass the President's bill & THEN you get your paycheck.




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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:51 PM

3. Agree

No more “recesses”..stay n get the job done. Don’t broadcast your intentions or strategies..just do it. Explain to the Americans voters what you’re bill proposes so they understand what the fight is about. and can get involved by calling their reps/senators. Drive home the importance of these bills w/out the political bs. Education n communication is the key..imo.

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:30 AM

9. +1. Nothing accomplished, except convincing other

brand builders how to build their own brands and start their own revolutions. People didn’t vote for fringe vs. fringe. Such a spectacle.

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Response to Nixie (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 01:01 AM

11. It appears to be all it's about isn't it. After 6 months NOTHING.

President Biden handed them all the best bill this country has seen in many many years.

And all we've seen is a bunch of grandstanders pissing on it & pissing on President Biden.
While America waits & hangs on just one more day, one more week, one more month.

You know damned well not one of those grandstanders holding up the damned thing has the skillset, nor the will to put together such a complete & detailed budget ready concept of a bill to build a base policy plan for future generations to build on from there.

Not one of them.
This country will take it's last gasp & they'll still be blaming each other & claiming some righteous bullshit as they parade thru the Corporate Media daily lineup.

Knock it off. Do your job or gtfo.
All of them!

Man, I've fking had it.

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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 02:52 AM

17. Tell that to Manchinema n/t

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:52 PM

4. So who are the villains here? Progressives? Or Manchin & Sinema (and any nameless goobers hiding

under their skirts)?

And/or the Republicans for sticking to a Soviet-Politburo-level conforming to a rigid Party Line and refusing to think independently and serve the interests of their states?

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:55 PM

5. There's plenty of blame to go around

My money is on Senate leadership that didn't negotiate some of this six months ago so that what was proposed would be closer to what we could pass.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:05 AM

7. Six months & we still have nothing, and now another ? months to keep kicking the can around .

Now we're back to all or nothing.

Sorry America, it was a blessed brilliant policy plan.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:29 AM

8. That plentiful blame is always 95% to Republicans, even more to the "resonable" ones...

...because they have voluntarily surrendered their brains for the comfort of an executive-level paycheck.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:32 AM

10. Wasn't there one Senate leader saying it should be

6 trillion…? How irresponsible.

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Response to Nixie (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 01:06 AM

12. And one House member who declared early on "10 trillion or nothing"

Yup. Eventually they downshifted to 3 trillion, when their 10 tr went bust.

Wtf ever.

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Response to Nixie (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 01:17 AM

13. I saw Killer Mike on teevee say progressives wanted $15 trillion.

With an all or nothing scenario, $15 trillion does sound dramatic.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 01:57 AM

14. I think they are just getting started negotiating

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 02:25 AM

16. I agree with you.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 02:25 AM

15. I think that the debate is Years versus Things, which means that

the debate on the number is over.

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