GQP Wants To Cut ⅔ of Infrastructure For Bipartisanship!

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In case anyone was wondering what bipartisanship from the Coup Klux Klan looks like, aptly-named Sen. Blunt (R-Possum Hollar) tells us:

“I think there’s an easy win here for the White House if they would take that win, which is make this an infrastructure package, which is about 30 percent, even if you stretch the definition of infrastructure some, it’s about 30 percent of the $2.25 trillion we are talking about spending,” he said.

“We’ll keep ⅓, what the hell do you people want?,” he didn’t add.

Got that? If the Dims would just give Team Evil 70% of the decision making, you know, all would be well.

We just had four years of Infrastructure Week without any infrastructure at all being proposed of build (unless you consider Hair Füror’s Last Monument to the Confederacy at the southern border to be infrastructure), the demand to get rid of most of a bill that is hugely popular is their idea of bipartisanship.

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22 Responses to GQP Wants To Cut ⅔ of Infrastructure For Bipartisanship!

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Biden’s approval on Infrastructure week is near 70% with even a majority of the everyday GQPers in on the game, though not the elected GQP. In fact, the package gets an even higher approval ratings when taxing the wealthy corporations and individuals to pay for it gets tossed into the mix. We might possibly be at an inflection point where the recognition of benefits from a large government spending program outweighs the words of Reagan when he mockingly said “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

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    • tengrain says:

      JT –

      Both points are well made and well-taken. This thing is hugely popular (not quite as popular as the Trump-Virus relief, but more popular than anything I’ve ever seen the GQP propose), and let’s face it: that’s the bipartisanship we need to be concerned with is what do Wee the Peeples support?

      Also, Reagan was an ass with a selfish agenda.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  2. spotthedog says:

    Grab ’em by the popularity!

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  3. laura says:

    Roy needs a blunt instrument to help him see the light. Jeez, you’d think that they’d at least see the benefit of an actual bipartisan effort to fix what’s broke and replace what’s worn out a d then run on that. But thinking and Republican don’t have much on common these days.

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    • tengrain says:

      Laura –

      They want it all to break so that they can sell the country for scrap. They would love to have all the infrastructure privatized and collect fees for use; and keeping us all as serfs and vassals to our corporate overlords is the point.

      Thank you for this point.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • Honestly I’m beginning to think that the 0.01% has been huffing paint and shooting krokodil for the last 40 years, because you would think that even they could see that by spending a little now means they’ll make a shit-ton more money down the line.

        If they break the country for scrap…how are they going to pay for all that new private infrastructure? Can’t charge the peasants for shit that doesn’t exist.

        (nope you can only charge the dumbass 0.01% for that kind of rareified high-proof BS, like NFTs)

        There was an old Fram teevee commercial of a mechanic unhooking a car from a tow truck, where he explains the glories of a new Fram Oil Filter and oil change routine maintenance versus NOT doing that…

        Holds up a oil filtr ..“Well, you can pay me now…” he jerks a thumb at the car..“…or you can pay me later!”

        Well, yah dumb fuckers, it’s later

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      • osirisopto says:

        Honestly I’m beginning to think that the 0.01% has been huffing paint and shooting krokodil for the last 40 years,
        Well, they sure as sht ahven’t been working so this might explain a lot.

        If they break the country for scrap…how are they going to pay for all that new private infrastructure? Can’t charge the peasants for shit that doesn’t exist.
        I don’t know about that. I’ve been coughing it up for “High-Speed” Internet for years and it still takes 20 minutes to upload a gig of data.

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  4. buckobear says:

    Remember, the rethuglickan definition of bipartisanism is “do what we want.”

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Dennis Cole says:

    Waitamiint – all along we’ve been old that the tRump Wall is the largest infrastructure undertaking in our nation’s history; was that just another lie, too?

    As a replacement, and what could possibly be the WORLD’S largest infrastructure endeavor EVER, in the whole history of the World, how about a shovel-ready project I’d like to call “Graves For RethugliKKKans and Other Racists?” In fact, I bet you’d get so many volunteers, you wouldn’t have any payroll to speak of, hardly.

    Just so they’re ready, and all – they way these Red states keep piling up Covid deaths, there’s bound to be more than a few gonna need buryin’. Once a hole is there, it’s super-easy to fill.)

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  6. Ten Bears says:

    Screw “bipartisanship”. I’m being polite.

    When have the retards (look it up) ever been “bipartisan?”

    Go big, do it now, give the public time to see the benefits.

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    • Dennis Cole says:

      !0 Bears – like Neegan said on TWD, “If you’re being forced to eat a shit sandwich, it’s best not to nibble…” Them Rethugs might as well learn that now.
      And why do the Dims constantly just “dip their toes in the water?” Just take the plunge, fer chrissake, grab the bull by the tail and start swinging for the fences.

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    • tengrain says:

      I keep forgetting you bake bread; I should have known how you were using retard. And yes, it fits. Perfectly.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  7. RWW says:

    What he really means is cut 70% and it will still get zero Repuke votes. And when and if the Dems ever get it passed without their help, they’ll take credit and actually campaign on bringing the job and goodies back to their states and districts while claiming the Dems ‘got nothing done.’

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  8. sos says:

    I hereby* give Sen Blount (R-Object) 100% of a “Fuck You”!

    makes it legal trumpanese.

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  9. Any Republican gets on an airplane, they get thrown out 1/3 of the way along the trip.

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  10. roket says:

    He’s haggling. He starts low with 1/3 and works his way up to 3/5. But no higher.

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  11. Meremark says:

    How in the name of BigBeing does such dumb walk down the sidewalk? Of any city, any day? Without, like, a spasm or something? Boneless self slime and splat.

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  12. MDavis says:

    lifted from The Daily Beast’s “Chuck Todd Confronts GOP Senator: Weren’t Trump Tax Cuts an ‘Economic Failure’?”

    “Did you guys blow it? You had four years to do an infrastructure bill. You had the presidency, you had the Senate and the house for a bit,” [Todd] asked. “Did you blow it?”

    [Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) said] “No. As a matter of fact, we passed infrastructure bills, **the FAST Act** on two occasions. Yes, I would love to have passed a larger infrastructure bill. I certainly hope we can do that. I don’t want to do it by raising taxes and cutting jobs for Americans.”

    Notably, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation **(FAST) Act was passed in December 2015** during then-President Barack Obama’s second term.

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  13. Cowboy Kahlil says:

    My perception: Clinton would propose a middle price for an initiative and before the GOP counteroffer, he’d compromise and go lower. Not a constructive way to negotiate at all.

    Obama would start slightly higher than the middle, compromised after the counteroffer, and we got the middle road ACA that left many uncovered. After the ACA, the GOP refused to negotiate shit and only executive orders got done in his second term.

    Biden’s starting higher than anyone expected. It could get negotiated down but will remain above the middle. May have to negotiate with Dem Senators Manchkin and Synebon to keep the fillybuster threat in play, but he doesn’t feel compelled to negotiate with guys like Blount who think Biden’s easily bumboozled.

    Biden’s greatest strength is he listens and observes. He consults with Sanders and Warren and Harris and Clyburn and others, left and right. And he understands that most Americans, when their government is effective, will ignore the cost unless inflation rages out of control.

    Go big or go home is exactly how to negotiate and when it’s clear Missouri’s toking a third rate RoyBlunt, Biden doesn’t have to budge an inch.

    But it;s gonna take awhile to teach those old Republican goofydawgs new tricks after close to half a century of weakwristed Dem White House centrism. Other than the tech revolution that gave the middle class some gains in the 1990s, and a modest recovery from the housing bubble collapse, Biden’s offering the most substantive gains for the bottom 60% that I’ve seen since LBJ. It could be enough to turn out the vote in 22 and 24 and strengthen those gains to LBJ level, but it ain’t gonna happen if he lends any cred to guys like Royboy.

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