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Will election results trim down Biden’s big bills

Will election results trim down Biden’s big bills

If you analyze the November 2nd off-year election properly, you will understand that the failure to enact Biden’s big bills was not the reason for the disaster that struck the Democratic Party – and especially the left-wing.

If that were the case, moderate Democrats like Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema would not be feeling empowered to hold their ground.  And the moderates in the House — who won office in swing or even Republican districts – would not be so afraid of losing their seats.

Amazingly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doubling down – caving to the hard corps in her Democrat Caucus.  She is adding back some of the provisions that had ben taken out because of the stances of Manchin and Sinema.  By putting the provisions back into the legislation that Manchin and/or Sinema have already opposed, Pelosi will prolong the process.

She is literally demanding obedience to her iron will even if it means throwing their re-election hopes out the window of some of her members out the window.  Pelosi wants a win now and damn the next Congress because it is increasingly likely that she will not run again.

Recognizing that moderate opposition has strengthened, Progressives are pulling out all stops to enact the most socialistic legislation in American history as soon as possible.  Controversial legislation tends to lose power as more time goes by.  We have seen that in this case.  The once all-powerful Pelosi has had to repeatedly call off planned votes on the legislation.  

Her plan now seems to be to send a bill to the Senate that will be unacceptable to 52 senators – more unacceptable today than it was just a few days earlier.  And more unacceptable since Pelosi caved to the most extreme members of her Caucus.

Whatever passes the House will be subjected to weeks, if not months, of negotiation in the Senate.  It is more likely that the Senate will send back to the House an amended version of the Pelosi bill.  That means more debates between Progressives and moderate Democrats.

As we get into 2022 – and closer to the election – the pressure on moderate Democrats to water down the Biden legislation can only increase.  Unless the Progressives pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Bill alone, it is very possible that Biden’s legislative achievements will be over.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Dan Tyree

    No it won’t trim down retard’s spending bill. You can’t fix stupid

  2. Frank stetson

    My read is Pelosi gambled 50 Progressives would pull it together more than 4 moderate Senators so she adeptly split the bills and now we have a bipartisan-Senate infrastructure bill. Trump’s four years of his infrastructure week has been completed by Biden’s bipartisan work with the Senate and is ready for his signature. Good work Republican Senators and let’s check same in the House. Wonder if any voted to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure. .

    In return, the moderate senators demanding cbo accountability for the second bill win and thy will be done.

    It’s messy, it’s compromise, but it is moving.

    The debt and deficit is too high, but the deficit is not Trump level high, not even close. As always, the real question is “will we spend it wisely and get a positive roi.” Under Obama we did, we just did not put a kicker on so got slower returns. Under Trump, we did not and only the rich got richer. And if this spending is successful, and if the economy keeps rolling, can we actually pay some debt down. Only that spells success imo and I don’t see it yet. ,

  3. Frank stetson

    I checked. 13 of the 213 Republicans voted for infrastructure.

    A total of six of the 50 progressive put it against the bill.

    Both Republicans and Democrats should remember these votes the next time they go to the polls. Disgusting that someone vote against infrastructure.

    • Harold blankenship

      It’s disgusting that anyone would vote for a democrat

  4. Ben

    Evidently not,
    It’s finally infrastructure week!

  5. Frank stetson

    Just don’t like Big Bird say it’s Infrastructure Week. That’s a bridge too far 🙂

    Next, they will pass BBB, formerly known as Build Back Better but now called Big Bird’s Bill.

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