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(Headline USA) President Joe Biden is promoting his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan directly to Americans, summoning public support to push past the Republicans lining up against the massive effort they sum up as big taxes, big spending and big government.
Republicans in Congress are oppose the costly American Jobs Plan not for its infrastructure spending on roads, schools, broadband, but because the wasteful bill includes massive tax hikes that could drive down economic growth at a particularly delicate moment.
But Biden, who in less than 12 weeks has pushed forth the most radical leftist agenda in history with an appeal to ‘think big,’ is determined on saddling the Democrats with ownership of the sweeping proposal and the corporate tax hike needed to pay for it.
On Monday, the Senate parliamentarian greenlighted a strategy that would allow Democrats in the evenly-split 50-50 chamber to rely on a 51-vote threshold to advance some bills, rather than the typical 60 votes typically needed. The so-called budget reconciliation rules can now be used more often than expected — giving Democrats a fresh new path around the GOP blockade.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s spokesman welcomed the parliamentarian’s opinion as “an important step forward.”