By Donna Westfall – June 1, 2023
Let’s look at history in the making. AND note that Nancy Pelosi voted for it and Jared Huffman voted against it.
What is IT?
“IT” was the House voted 314 – 117 to pass the largest deficit reduction bill In US History “… this is the biggest cut in savings this Congress has ever voted for”, says House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. PLUS, more Democrats (165) voted for it than Republicans (149).
Let’s reflect for just a moment on the two parties working together and offer congratulations. It’s about time.
Naturally there was opposition to the bill as some Progressive Democrats and some Conservative Republicans argued: spending cuts were too deep vs cuts didn’t go deep enough.
Perhaps by Friday, June 2nd, the Senate will tackle the bill and pass it but don’t be surprised to see AMENDMENTS.
Before publishing what the win actually looks like in dollars and cents (sense; common sense), let’s see if Sen. Bernie Sanders puts the kibosh on it with enough of his fellow Senators to kill the deal. Isn’t it about time he retired already?
If or when it passes the Senate, let’s hope our local politicians sit up and take notice and learn a thing or two before we have to take away their cash register and put them out to pasture.