According to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Joe Biden’s whole spiel about being unified together is nothing more than a bowing down to “far-left dogma.” McConnell went on to say that the current White House infrastructure plan is a “missed opportunity” to pull in members of the GOP.
“Our nation could use a serious, targeted infrastructure plan,” McConnell said in a written statement referring to the “liberal wish-list” couched as infrastructure. “There would be bipartisan support for a smart proposal. Unfortunately, the latest liberal wish-list the White House has decided to label ‘infrastructure’ is a major missed opportunity by this administration.”
On Thursday, McConnell predicted on Thursday that Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan will not get support from Republican lawmakers in Congress due to its size and proposed tax increases.
“I’m going to fight them every step of the way, because I think this is the wrong prescription for America,” McConnell told a news conference in Owensboro, Kentucky, adding that he does not believe Democrats have a public mandate to advance Biden’s proposal.
McConnell points out just 6% of supposed infrastructure spending goes to repairing decaying roads and bridges, adding it spends “more money just on electric cars than on America’s roads, bridges, ports, airports, and waterways combined” and attacks Right to Work protections, bowing to “Big Labor” bosses.
“This plan is not about rebuilding America’s backbone,” McConnell wrote, adding, “Every time that far-left dogma clashes with the interests of American families, today’s Democrats pick the dogma.”
“This proposal appears to use ‘infrastructure’ as a Trojan horse for the largest set of tax hikes in a generation,” his statement went on. “These sweeping tax hikes would kill jobs and hold down wages at the worst possible time, as Americans try to dig out from the pandemic. But don’t worry, coastal elites — House Democrats are demanding a special SALT carve-out that would cut taxes for wealthy people in blue states.”
“There is bipartisan support for smart policies to strengthen America,” his statement concluded. “The Senate voted 92-7 to extend small business relief less than a week ago. We passed five historic bipartisan COVID packages in 2020 and none earned fewer than 90 votes in the Senate.
“Democrats should stop worrying about pleasing the far left and work across the aisle on bipartisan solutions that could pass with big bipartisan majorities,” he said.
He’s right about the infrastructure bill. It’s pretty clear at this point that Biden didn’t mean a word of that unity junk. What “unity” means for him is the rest of us forsaking our principles and just swallowing the groupthink of radical progressivism.