How I see this news:
President Biden and other Democrats will negotiate with the GOP. The GOP will present their utterly pathetic version of a stimulus bill, paid for with tax cuts to the wealthy or something, which they will say will trickle down to us, even though numerous studies have shown it will not.
Once the Democrats are finished laughing, they will say "The GOP are not negotiating in good faith so we are proceeding with our version, which the Senate parliamentarian has recently ruled we can use reconciliation for. Have fun, GOP."
Biden says he’s open to compromise with Republicans on $2 trillion infrastructure plan-
@NIckFury Exactly as I see it.
Biden is using issues that are popular broadly even with R constituents. First stimulus, now infrastructure. This is a way to force the Republicans back into something other than a "block everything" strategy that worked so well for them in the Obama era.
It also proves to the press and wider audience that the Rs are not unstoppable as previously thought. Giving them a chance to contribute gives Biden legitimacy, even if he never gets credit for it.
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