If Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s only suggestion is that Build Back Better should be called something different, then the Democrats have more issues than initially suspected.
Nobody cares about the bill’s name, and the contents are the problem. The last thing that the United States needs is trillions of dollars of spending with inflation at 7% and people being fired because of the COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Couple that with supply chain issues, and you have the perfect recipe for Democrats to bring in social spending programs to save us!
But, they shouldn’t have to save anyone. Americans should be allowed to provide for themselves without unwanted government assistance. Pelosi isn’t thinking about anyone else besides herself. She wants one more “hoorah” before she retires.
Pelosi said that Democrats “may have to rename” the Build Back Better bill and suggested that “what the president calls ‘chunks’ I hope would be a major bill in the future. It may be more limited, but it is still significant.” Significant to who exactly? Would it not be better to make sure it addresses problems in the country rather than pushes Democrat spending further into inflation? It doesn’t matter how Democrats say that Build Back Better will help the economy and ease inflation. The fact remains that it won’t do that for long.
Pelosi may be suggesting this because Democrats jammed voting rights into the NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021 (H.R. 5746). That move will cost them big time in the 2022 midterm election. That’s not normal behavior from a group of people suggesting that the bills they’re pushing are suitable for the country.
Other users are giving Pelosi a hard time because they don’t buy her statement. A user said, “As a veteran marketing, branding, and communications consultant, I can assure you the issue was not with the naming convention.”
The White House hasn’t done the Democrats any favors with their ridiculous offers to shorten spending to allow the cost of Build Back Better. That’s a bad strategy to sign onto because it means there will be a new single vote to fund the programs individually that has a higher chance of passing than the giant multi-trillion dollar bill initially costs.
Then, all of the stickers and slogans Biden used during the election for Build Back Better. It’s becoming more apparent that Biden ran on more ideas for show rather than for execution.
Build Back Better is dead no matter how Biden or anyone else says that it will pass if any alterations are made. It doesn’t sound like Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) or Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) will agree with the terms of passage.