(PresidentialWire.com)- The over-bloated $3.5 trillion welfare spending program billed as “human infrastructure” is in trouble. Chuck Schumer’s master plan to pass this pile of garbage through the budget reconciliation process with a 51-vote majority is entirely dependent on getting every single Democrat to vote for it.
Problem is, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is on record saying he could vote for no bill that exceeds $1.5 trillion, and Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has already said she would vote against the monstrosity.
So here comes President Joe Biden to save the day!!
Two weeks ago, President Biden assured reporters that he has the magic touch necessary to change the hearts and minds of these two recalcitrant Senators. And this past Wednesday, he summoned Manchin and Sinema to the White House to do just that.
Only, it didn’t work.
As Axios put it in its headline: “Biden bombs on persuading Manchin to budge.”
The President tried persuading the two hold-outs by saying that if his $3.5 trillion wish-list doesn’t pass, it could put the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill at risk as well. According to Axios, this backhanded Pelosi-style threat did nothing to sway Manchin or Sinema.
By the end of the meeting both Sinema and Manchin left the White House unconvinced.
Axios tried to get comment from the White House on the meeting, however, deputy press secretary Andrew Bates said he wouldn’t comment on what is said in “private meetings” with the President.
Since every Senate Republican is on record saying they will not vote for the $3.5 trillion boondoggle, the bill’s fate lies in the hands of these two Democrat Senators. And the pressure-campaign on them, both from the White House and from the American corporate media doesn’t seem to be making any headway.
On Thursday, the White House said that the President spoke with both Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer about “their ongoing coordination and outreach” to convince the public that this over-bloated, welfare-expanding monstrosity that will increase the national debt and further balloon inflation will build “an economy that delivers for the middle class.”
That is laughably ridiculous messaging campaign.