File this under “Adding Insult To Injury” if you like. Cassidy might be the most tone-deaf politician we’ve ever seen.
Cassidy Votes Against Democrats’ Reckless $3.5 Trillion Tax and Spending Spree
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today voted against Democrats’ partisan $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree.
“Democrats’ reckless tax and spending spree is nothing more than sugar-high spending that will send inflation soaring,” said Dr. Cassidy. “There is no real infrastructure in their $3.5 trillion spending extravaganza, just a liberal wish list that will bankrupt our country.”
Cassidy has been working with a bipartisan group of senators for months to craft a hard infrastructure bill, called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed the Senate yesterday, to address Louisiana’s critical need for new roads and bridges. Cassidy has consistently opposed Democrats’ unrelated reconciliation effort since the start.
So he opposes the Democrats’ reckless tax and spend spree, but he helps craft a “bipartisan” one which had more than a trillion dollars worth of garbage in it that we don’t need.
Great job, Bill.
Cassidy’s defense to this weak-kneed Washington Generals idiocy is that by passing that $1.2 trillion “bipartisan” Bacchanal of so-called infrastructure spending, he’s helping to make it harder for the Democrats in the House to find 218 votes for it.
But the Democrats got all 50 of their Senators to vote for it. Why on earth would anybody believe that Nancy Pelosi couldn’t wrangle 218 of her people for this bill?
And what does Cassidy say for himself when Pelosi does find the votes?
When Laura Ingraham asked him that question a week or so ago, he spluttered and melted down. It wasn’t a good look. Because while he might want to deny he’s to blame for this $3.5 trillion planet-killer, when it passes in the House it’s going to expose him as the consummate political dunce.
There should never have been any Republican buy-in for this disaster. If Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi were so insistent on passing this superhighway to Venezuelan-style hyperinflation, they should have refused to negotiate any infrastructure plan at all. Foregoing this $3.5 trillion governmental aneurism had to be a non-negotiable consideration for anything even remotely resembling agreement on an infrastructure bill.
Why do this now? In January of 2023 the GOP will control the House and an infrastructure package could have been negotiated without all the pork and destructive abuse of governmental power included in the blockbuster that Cassidy helped to negotiate. And does it really matter whether it passes now or a year and a half from now – when you could have saved a trillion dollars?
Or maybe the Democrats would have thrown all the stuff from the “bipartisan” bill into this $3.5 trillion package.
Yes, that would have been bad. But at least Bill Cassidy wouldn’t have been responsible for it.
Instead, Mayor Bates coughs up all the rebel families and he’s about to watch the executions.
Great job, Bill. Really top-notch.