Over the last few weeks, Democrats made it sound as though the passing of the reconciliation infrastructure bill was in the bag.
House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) was so confident, she held up a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill to pass them both together.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), however, finally admitted that it is “not going to be easy” to get this bill through Congress.
You Talk Too Much
In addition to Schumer realizing Democrats may have pushed way too far on this, he also slipped a bit in actually admitting this bill is about much more than infrastructure.
For months now, I have been saying that Democrats have tried to redefine the word “infrastructure” to feed their pet projects.
Whether he knows it or not, Schumer just admitted as much.
Like many Democrat states, New York has become a run-down cesspool due to mismanagement over the years by Democrats.
Schumer revealed the real reason he wants to get this bill passed is that it will provide bailout money for his state that goes well beyond what we would normally consider being infrastructure spending.
The New York Democrat stated that the bill would “be a huge shot in the arm for New York in a whole lot of ways.”
He continued there would “be money for other things that New York needs: For infrastructure. For jobs. To deal with child poverty. You name it.”
Let that last sentence sink in, and you will realize why most Republicans want no part of this legislation.