This article originally appeared on Fox Business on October 2, 2021
Progressive Democrats have been very open about the fact that they view the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to fundamentally transform America. The monstrosity of a reconciliation bill they persist in trying ram through Congress is how they plan to do it. Saner minds may have stalled their momentum, but we would be wise not to count them out just yet.
In fact, on Friday, after meeting with House Democrats on Capitol Hill, Biden said, "We’re gonna get this done. It doesn’t matter when. It doesn’t matter whether it’s six minutes, six days or six weeks. We’re gonna get it done."
This so-called "$3.5 trillion" reconciliation bill is a spending behemoth that would actually clock in at over $5 trillion if properly scored. Only accounting tricks and Congress’ arbitrary 10-year window for scoring budgetary impacts allows the Left to get away with using the lower figure. And that's on top of the $1.9 trillion of spending included in the coronavirus relief package passed earlier this year, as well as the roughly $1 trillion "physical/human infrastructure" bill the Democrats are trying to pass in tandem with the reconciliation bill.
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