After the promise of major legislation that would rival the impact of FDR’s New Deal, Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda has been sucked dry by corporate America and their pawns in the Senate. Instead of massive new programs to help children, parents, students, the elderly, and all of us by dealing with the climate crisis, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema appear to have brought the $3.5 trillion bill down to some crumbs. And rather than having it all paid for by taxing the wealthy, they may be putting a halt to that plan, as well.
This is a monumental disaster that will not only hurt the American people, but will once again expose the Democratic party as weak, feckless, and still in the grasp of Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry and the usual special interests. Turnout for the 2022 midterm elections will be suffocated and the Republican party will feast on the Democrats’ stupidity and ride back into power (with Trump waiting in the wings in 2024).
On today’s episode of Rumble with Michael Moore, I’m joined by a great journalist and former Bernie speechwriter, David Sirota, to talk about where things stand and how progressives in Congress must HOLD THE LINE and STAND THEIR GROUND and not support these bills moving forward unless items like Paid Family Leave, Medicare Expansion, and taxing the ultra-rich are put back in.
We don’t have much time. Please listen, share and make some last ditch calls and emails to your representatives and tell them to NOT support the watered down version of this bill!
Call the Capitol Hill switchboard:
202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121
Email your representatives:
Contact the White House to push the Biden administration to stand up to Manchin, Sinema and their donors:
202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414
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