Newly installed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is wasting no time using the new Dem majority to ram the left’s agenda through the Senate, by hook or by crook.
Schumer is saying that Democrats plan to use the budget reconciliation process to pass most of Biden’s $1.9 Trillion dollar “stimulus” bill.
This is the same way Dems got Obamacare passed over the objections of a majority of the country.
Reuters has the story:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Democrats may try to pass much of President Joe Biden’s coronavirus relief bill using a process that would bypass a Republican filibuster and could pass with a majority vote.
Biden wants Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal, but many Republicans have balked at the price tag. The Senate is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris holding the tie-breaking vote.
Sixty votes are needed to overcome a procedural hurdle known as a filibuster to pass legislation.
Reconciliation allows major legislation to pass the Senate on a simple majority.
“We can get a lot of the COVID bill done with reconciliation, and that’s something we certainly will use if they try to block this immediate COVID bill,” Schumer told MSNBC.
This is despicable but not unexpected.
Democrats, with the help of their Republican buddies, are going to literally bankrupt and destroy everything exceptional about the United States of America.
Our political class has the mentality of small children living in a fantasy world, but armed with plastique explosive.
Let us hope the damage Democrats do is not too great, or mortally wounding.