Bernie Sanders says something I agree with

- MILE HUCKABEE - NEWSLETTER - OCT 01, 2021 -

Even after working under early Friday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to corral enough support to pass the $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” “infrastructure” bill. But she hopes to somehow get it passed today. This link has continuous updates:


https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/pelosi-delays-vote-infrastructure-bill-dems-deal-manchin


This is all looking like a demolition derby because many Republicans oppose the bill on grounds that it doesn’t spend nearly enough of that $1.2 trillion on actual infrastructure and they oppose the government-bloating leftist wish list items that it does fund.


Meanwhile, so-called “progressives” are demanding the even bigger and more destructive $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” bill (I’m really burning through the quotation marks with these people) be passed first. They’re furious at moderate Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for refusing to back it on the grounds that spending $3.5 trillion we don’t have when there's no recession and we already have a $28 trillion national debt, is fiscal insanity. The “progressives,” who are big fans of fiscal insanity, think we should spend at least twice that but for now, they'll settle for blowing $3.5 trillion.


Meanwhile, in opposing passage of the $1.2 trillion bill, Sen. Bernie Sanders said this about Pelosi’s late-night deal-making attempt:


"It is an absurd way to do business, to be negotiating a multi-trillion-dollar bill a few minutes before a major vote with virtually nobody knowing what's going on. That's unacceptable. And I think what has got to happen is that tonight, the bipartisan infrastructure bill must be defeated.”


Mark this down as an historic day: Bernie Sanders just said something that Mike Huckabee agrees with entirely. But for completely different reasons, of course.


In a related story, here’s an example of how “fiscal restraint” is a relative term.


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/10/01/manchin-topline-number-n2596788


Politico obtained what it says is an agreement between Sens. Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer, outlining what it would take for Manchin to support the $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” bill. One requirement is the cost be whittled down to no more than $1.5 trillion.


The far-leftists such as Bernie Sanders and AOC are going ballistic over that number, decrying it as ridiculously low. Sen. Manchin obviously thinks it’s an acceptable maximum. And to show you where I am on this scale, I’m outdated enough to think that one-and-a-half-TRILLION dollars still sounds like a massive mountain of money, particularly when you’re already in debt by over 18 times that much.


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