Nancy Pelosi Points Finger At Media For Public Knowing Too Little About Big Spending Package
According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the mainstream media should be helping the Democrats pass a stalled social welfare package, which, of course, is astronomically expensive, blaming them for not helping to spread the word about all of the so-called benefits of the legislation so folks would be more on board with it and pressure their representatives to vote in favor of it.
This message was delivered during a little chat Nancy Pelosi had with reporters as the House reconvened briefly on Tuesday in order to pass an extension of federal borrowing authority.
Brand new polling has revealed that very few people know a whole lot about the new massive proposal that’s being made, and even less believe the bill would actually do anything to help them.
That’s the media’s fault, Pelosi, a California Democrat, suggested.
“I think you could all do a better job selling it, to be frank,” Pelosi chided the reporters in the room.
Pelosi last month failed at wrangling her divided caucus to reach an agreement on both the social welfare spending package and a critical bipartisan infrastructure bill.
Two Senate centrist holdouts want a much smaller package and price tag, and the division has left the two measures hopelessly stalled despite a new Oct. 31 deadline.
Pelosi suggested the public simply doesn’t know enough about the broad array of government programs Democrats hope to pay for in the massive measure, even though she outlines it to the media regularly.
“Every time I come here, I go through the list,” Pelosi went on to state as she spoke from the podium in a Capitol press briefing room. “Family medical leave, climate, the issues that are in there. But it is true — it is hard to break through when you have such a comprehensive package.”
“The CBS poll found that 59% of people knew about the eye-popping $3.5 trillion cost of the initial proposal, as well as 58% who knew of plans to pay for it by hiking taxes, while just 40% were aware of provisions in the bill aimed at lowering Medicare drug costs or expanding medicare benefits,” the report stated.
“Pelosi appeared acutely aware of the polling and noted that women favor the bill more than men, who she said show more support for the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package that pays for roads, bridges, water projects, and broadband expansion,” the Washington Examiner went on to say.
Pelosi is insisting that the social welfare legislation, specifically the extension of the child tax credits, will end up becoming more popular after everything is finalized.
“Do people know where it springs from? No,” Pelosi went on to confess. “But it is a vast bill. It has a lot in it, and we will have to continue to make sure the public does. But whether they know it or not, they overwhelmingly support it.”