It is rare for American presidents to make a pilgrimage to Capitol Hill with their entourage. Yesterday was such a day. President Joe Biden has postponed a trip to Europe to make the trip for stubborn Democratic comrades. Democrats have been negotiating Python’s social and climate package for months. It is at the heart of his “Built-Back-Better” agenda.
Biden is said to have attacked Democrats behind closed doors, threatening his re-election and a majority in Congress if he does not finally pass two bills for infrastructure, one for the welfare state’s expansion and one for climate change. .
Climate and social template reduced
Democrats have only a slim majority in both chambers, so they need every vote from their own ranks to get the packages. This encourages individual MPs to use extortion tactics.
For example, two Democrat MPs, Joe Mancin and Kirsten Cinema, cut climate and social fees to $ 1.75 trillion — half of the originally planned investment. They blocked the rise of corporate taxes and taxes on the rich. American corporate campaigners have done a great job.
Delay in voting by leftists
But now left-wing progressives are locking up the House of Representatives. You canceled the referendum on infrastructure on Thursday. They like to study the details of the laws in detail and see at the last minute the new demands they can place. Although they pointed out that they were satisfied with the final cornerstones from the White House.
These are ubiquitous games. Democrats will soon pass both bills. You can’t get into a shipwreck. That was clear from the beginning. But Biden needs to win now.
He needs it to appear credible at the climate summit in Glasgow. He needs it to lift his fame curve again. Now 51 percent of those surveyed think Joe Biden didn’t do a good job.
Democrats need to win next Tuesday’s governor election in Virginia, and they need it to get into the interim campaign.
There is really no reason to complain
The longer you continue to theater about your own president’s infrastructure packages, the less success counts. $ 1.75 trillion in social and climate spending, and $ 1 trillion in infrastructure: such massive cash injections are rarely possible in Washington. But Democrats prefer to murmur instead of feast.
American Reporter, SRF
After studying in the United States and Bern, Jacob worked at Radio SRF from 1999 to 2005. He later worked as a freelance journalist in New York. In 2008 he returned to SRF as a producer on Echo Ter Jeet and in 2012 became head editor. Jacobi has been an American correspondent in Washington since the summer of 2017.