Assessment: While the US got a reprieve from the president’s inflationary economic agenda thanks to Democrat Senators Manchin and Sinema, the obvious question is who gives the orders to the president’s staff?
The Democrats were supposed to “get it done today”; instead the Biden-mediated negotiation with the increasingly rebellious progressives proved to be the latest failure for the 78 year old president.
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it. Proverbs 21:20 ESV
Speaking to reporters after a brief, 30-minute meeting with the House Democratic caucus, Biden said there was no rush to pass his economic agenda amid tensions over how to proceed on a Senate-passed infrastructure bill and a larger reconciliation package. It was Biden’s first time traveling to Capitol Hill to push for his agenda since July, when he met with Senate Democrats.
“We’re gonna get this done,” Biden said as he departed the caucus meeting, adding that “It doesn’t matter when. It doesn’t matter whether it’s six minutes, six days or six weeks. We’re gonna get it done.”
Only it clearly won’t be six minutes because the infrastructure vote which many had expected to take place today, won’t be taking place today as progressives stood their ground, and maintained their demands for a $3.5 trillion package, even though Biden again made it clear that the topline of the spending package won’t be $3.5 trillion, a number which Joe Manchin has made clear is idiotic.
In fact, according to Politico, the discussed top-line of the range was $1.9 to $2.3 trillion, both of which are also unlikely to get Manchin’s approval. Read More @ Zero Hedge HERE