Sleepy Joe is doing everything he can to appease his moderate friends in Congress and pass what appears to be the backbone of his political agenda. Without the trillions in social safety net spending, Joe Biden and the Democrats have nothing besides mounting failures to get voters on their side.
Biden floated a new price tag for his proposed entitlement spending agenda, as Senate moderates continue to signal opposition to his multitrillion-dollar proposal.
Biden is now asking for a bill that spends $1.9 to $2.2 trillion, according to White House insiders after a conference call between Biden and Democrat leftists in the House led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal.
It was noted Democrat ‘Squad’ members – AOC, Ilhan Omar, and the other one – were deliberately left out of the conference call.
It remains unclear whether Democrat Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin will support Biden’s new proposal. Sinema has not detailed a top-line figure for the entitlement spending bill. Manchin has floated a $1.5 trillion measure, a price that remains dramatically lower than the Democrat leftists want.
“That’s not going to happen,” Jayapal said Sunday about the $1.5 trillion proposal.
.@RepJayapal on proposed $1.5 trillion reconciliation bill: "That's not going to happen. That's too small to get our priorities in. It's going to be somewhere between $1.5 and $3.5 trillion." https://t.co/NjxQ2MSsTG pic.twitter.com/N9Z76kV0ob
— The Hill (@thehill) October 3, 2021
Biden wants the bill to pay for two years of free college, free universal pre-K, subsidized child and elder care, and increased levels of food stamps, steps he argues are critical for American families.
The president will travel to Michigan on Tuesday to detail how his plan will help Americans, in an effort to steer away from the dramatic headlines focusing on the level of spending and tax hikes to pay for it.
Meanwhile, Leftist activists are on a mission to harass Sinema and Manchin into supporting the bill even after getting some criticism for filming her as she went into a bathroom Sunday.
🔴BREAKING: Blanca, an AZ immigrant youth confronts @SenatorSinema inside her classroom, where she teaches @ ASU. "in 2010 both my grandparents got deported bc of SB1070…my grandfather passed away 2 wks ago & I wasn't able to go to Mexico bc there is no pathway to citizenship." pic.twitter.com/JDZYY2fOD2
— LUCHA Arizona (@LUCHA_AZ) October 3, 2021
We wouldn't have to resort to confronting @senatorsinema around Phx if she took meetings with the communities that elected her. She's been completely inaccessible. We're sick of the political games, stop playing with our lives.
“Build back better, back the bill!" pic.twitter.com/3OA5t6e6Fl
— LUCHA Arizona (@LUCHA_AZ) October 3, 2021
Sinema was confronted on an airplane by a DACA activist and was welcomed back to Washington, DC, with more protesters at the airport.
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema just arrived at DCA, where a small number of protestors were waiting. They asked her what she would cut from the larger human infrastructure package. Sinema did not answer. pic.twitter.com/4EXCGDxwIl
— Kyle Stewart (@KyleAlexStewart) October 4, 2021
Activists also paddled to Manchin’s Washington, DC, houseboat in kayaks last week to protest his lack of support for the bill.
When I say WV will NOT be ignored, I mean it.
If they won't listen in the meeting halls, #RattleTheWindows of their yachts!
We called @Sen_JoeManchin out of his yacht for some truth time. pic.twitter.com/Z4AOkaNlwv
— Angi Kerns (@AngiKerns2) October 1, 2021
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have extended the deadline to October 31 for Democrats to work out their particular issues surrounding the bill. It’s not yet known which direction the party will go – either with the radical Left wing who seeks upwards of $5 trillion in new spending, or the moderates who still support trillions in spending, but have at least tempered their needs to appease constituents.
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