Politics

Massive Biden Spending Bill A “Sh**show” That’s Going Down To Defeat

Almost all want it dead for different reasons.

Image Credit: Shutterstock

The Biden attempt to sneak socialism in through the back door of his massive spending bill is doomed in its current form. FNC reporter Chad Pergram tells us who will kill it, why, and when.

Pergram: It was clear to Democrats the two just had to go together. It was only natural. Oh. You thought we were talking about the infrastructure bill and the social spending plan?

Do you support individual military members being able to opt out of getting the COVID vaccine?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from LifeZette, occasional offers from our partners and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

Surely you jest. We’re talking about the views of House Democrats over the process as they tried to advance both of those bills recently. “This is a sh—show,” moaned one exasperated senior House Democratic leadership aide. “The whole day was a clusterf—,” complained Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis.

As it turns out, the characterizations of “sh—show” and “clusterf—” were a natural pairing for Democrats. They just went together. Especially as Democrats struggled to adopt their domestic agenda after weeks and months of fits and starts. After all of the back-and-forth, the House finally aligned with the Senate, approving the bipartisan infrastructure bill, late on Friday night, Nov. 5. The Senate OK’ed the same plan in early August.

That was the easy part. Even two visits to the Capitol by President Biden in late September and late October failed to unlock passage of the infrastructure plan. The House even conducted the longest roll call vote in history on Nov. 5 – a staggering seven hours and five minutes – just to eat up time as negotiations continued offstage. The House established the old record on Nov. 22, 2003. A vote on Medicare/prescription drugs consumed two hours and 55 minutes.

Now, comes the hard part: advancing the social spending package through the House and Senate over the next few weeks — and not getting tripped up by a collision with the debt ceiling and a potential government shutdown on Dec. 3. A deep dive into the play-by-play of Thursday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 5 reveals just how challenging it was for Democrats to advance their agenda.

The initial plan was to approve both the infrastructure bill and the social spending package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., even proclaimed he’d put the social spending measure on the floor the week of Nov. 15. Schumer’s now pushed that back since the House is still wrestling with the bill this week…

So, here is what the next few weeks may look like: House Democrats wait for a CBO score. They try to pass the social spending bill in the coming days. If it gets out of the House (and remember how long it took to get the “easy” bill through), the plan goes to the Senate. This week? Next week? Over Thanksgiving? After Thanksgiving? The Senate will need several days to debate and vote on the bill. There will inevitably be changes. Then it returns to the House. The House and Senate must sync up. That presents the most daunting question of all. Can the House approve an altered Senate bill? Perhaps one that is watered down beyond what progressives can stomach? You already know the answer to that. Take your pick. It’s either a “sh—show” or a “clusterf—.”

David Kamioner
meet the author

David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

Join the Discussion

COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
4 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
8 months ago

Define Fair Share & Hooray bill loses

ONLYJB1
ONLYJB1
8 months ago

A shicluster. WOW!

Americn Man
Americn Man
8 months ago

Biden is a low life trying to sway the jury to convict Rittenhouse by indirectly saying he is a vigilante! he could give a crap about other peoples lives socialist scum.

Budd
Budd
8 months ago

I read an article about the tomb of the unknown soldiers today and I thought Biden should be buried in an unmarked grave and an unknown location!