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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:37 PM

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected

Source: Politico

Senate Republicans released a $568 billion infrastructure framework on Thursday intended as a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal, a plan about a quarter of the size of the one Democrats are working on.

It's also significantly more narrow, focused primarily on transportation infrastructure, along with some other items like broadband and water projects. And the plan the GOP released Thursday still is vague on one of the most important questions: how they propose to pay for the spending. It appears to lean heavily on unspecified user fees; "financing tools" and induced spending from the private sector; and unused money from prior Covid relief bills.

"Congress and the Biden administration must reach a bipartisan agreement that will improve the infrastructure in all states and communities, while achieving important national goals," the document says. "This framework is meant to serve as a guide as we continue to develop bipartisan bills that will move by regular order."

The details: The Republican plan is heavy on highway funding, allocating $299 billion for roads and bridges, or more than half of the overall figure. On the transportation side, it also includes $61 billion for transit, $20 billion for rail, $44 billion for airports, $7 billion for water ports and $13 billion for safety agencies including NHTSA, FMCSA and PHMSA.

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Only $32 billion less than what they promised the other day. The GOP keeps moving the goal posts on the wrong direction.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

1. They negotiate like the mafiosi they are

Mafia dons, as you know, will often make a lowball offer on a property they want (typically commercial) - and if you refuse, will then counteroffer a figure that's actually lower than the first.

To "punish" you for saying no to them the first time.



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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:52 PM

2. And Joe likes this?

Time to get rid of the filibuster NOW!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:33 PM

3. Let's roll out the reTHUG Fascist Insurrectionists by ejecting them from the U.S. House

and Senate! Then get back to work.

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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:15 PM

4. So funny ROFL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:16 PM

5. Zero for anything that's not transportation

Zero for anything invented after the wright brothers.
zero for rural broadband, at a time when "work" no longer means going into the office.

Waste of time, and more proof they are still fighting all the last century's battles.

Democrats need to hammer on this: we want to invest XXX in this, and the GOP wants to spend zero. Over and over.

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