WaPo editorial board scolds progressives amid Dem spending battle: 'Stop demanding' a 'revolution' from Biden

For a moment, progressives seemed to have a dream opportunity to imprint their vision on the country. Democrats in March muscled through a big covid-19 relief bill on a party-line vote. The party seemed unified enough to leverage its thin majorities, as senior lawmakers prepared infrastructure and social spending bills that would cost trillions,” 编辑委员会开始 its piece 星期二. “These dreams were never realistic, and they are now evaporating. But many progressives are having trouble accepting this, looking for gimmicky ways to enact broad structural change despite centrists’ objections.

NBC’S CHUCK TODD SAYS ‘BURDEN’ IS ON BIDEN, WH TO RESOLVE DEM INFIGHTING ON SPENDING: ‘TAKE CONTROL OF THIS!’

The piece insistedDemocrats must cut back their big social spending bill from $ 3.5 万亿到 $ 2 trillion or lessin order to meet thedemands of key moderatesand rejected the progressive caucusclaim thatThis is our moment to make the President’s vision a realitywhile arguing to maintain the programs in the bill but shorten the period of time they’re funded, writing in a letterThis bill offers us a chance to fundamentally transform the relationship between the American people and their government.

代表. 普拉米拉贾亚帕尔, D-Wash。, speaks with reporters after a meeting of the progressive House Democrats on Capitol Hill, 星期五, 十月. 1, 2021, 在华盛顿. (美联社照片/亚历克斯·布兰登)

代表. 普拉米拉贾亚帕尔, D-Wash。, speaks with reporters after a meeting of the progressive House Democrats on Capitol Hill, 星期五, 十月. 1, 2021, 在华盛顿. (美联社照片/亚历克斯·布兰登)

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