Biden, Republicans Remain at Impasse on Infrastructure

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In Congress, debates on the appropriate infrastructure package remain continuous. Right now, the package that Democrats want to be passed is about as distant from infrastructure as possible.

Just some of the measures that leftist lawmakers seek to include within the spending bill include tax increases and funding for socialist projects. In the wake of this, the Democrats are now trying to give “infrastructure” a new definition to justify their own partisan agenda.

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On Wednesday, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives met with President Biden, according to Washington Examiner; however, even after yesterday’s gathering, Republicans remain at an impasse with Democrats and President Biden as it pertains to an infrastructure bill. 

A Closer Look at Wednesday’s Bipartisan Meeting on Infrastructure 

The bipartisan meeting involving lawmakers and President Biden indicated massive partisan divides. The reality is this: Biden and the Democrats cannot agree with Republicans on the proper content, size, or funding for an infrastructure package. 

On Wednesday, after the gathering, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke about the results of the meeting. McConnell advised reporters about the productivity of the sit-down with President Biden; however, the Senate Minority Leader also informed that Republicans don’t and can’t support Biden’s interest in raising taxes to fund a spending bill. 

Chuck Schumer, the Senate Majority Leader, also had remarks of interest. According to Schumer, Wednesday’s bipartisan meeting with Biden served as a “first step” of sorts; Schumer then told the media that future sit-downs will involve the explorations of potential common grounds on an infrastructure package. 

The Problems with Higher Taxes

Under the Biden administration, costs of living are going up while supplies become increasingly more scarce. The president, however, continues to seek tax hikes to fund reckless and destructive pieces of legislation. 

Republicans aren’t going to stand for it. When House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke to the press earlier today, he made that point abundantly clear. The House Republican leader pointed out that under the Biden presidency, food prices, gas costs, and housing expenses are on the rise. This, of course, comes on top of increases in prescription drug fees and an ongoing fuel shortage. 

If Biden and the Democrats want to make a deal with Republicans on an infrastructure package, they will have to eliminate higher taxes. This is not something that GOP lawmakers are willing to bend on; tax increases only worsen the economy, reduce the supply of resources, and increase dependency on the government. 

Future bipartisan meetings on infrastructure will therefore demand Democrats to make some serious changes to what they’re currently proposing. 

Do you think Biden and Republicans will manage to overcome the current impasse on infrastructure? Let us get your thoughts down below in the comments section.