Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) points out that it is more likely that the Democratic reconciliation bill would be paid for and not the bipartisan bill. Here’s why!
Tim Kaine hits the nail on the head
Senator Tim Kaine appeared with Ayman Mohyeldin on MSNBC. As usual, the mainstream media, conservative and non-conservative alike, always asks those trying to do what is right socioeconomically for the poor and middle-class: How are you going to pay for it? The real question is why we must do it at all costs, period.
Tim Kaine points out that he is a moderate. He had most to the Left of him and one at the Right of him. But he realizes that it is essential to go big rather than small in our current situation with the pandemic and the economy. Understand that a moderate talking about going big is huge. Recently even conservative Democrat Jon Tester made a similar statement.
Interestingly, Tim Kaine made an important statement when it comes to fiscal responsibility.
“We should go big rather than go small,” Kaine said. “But we should pay for it. The bipartisan infrastructure bill, I’m not sure it’s going to be completely paid for because Republicans generally don’t like pay-fors. But on the reconciliation bill, let’s go big. But let’s pay for it. And as we work this through, that’s a commitment that we have. And I think we’re going to be able to accomplish it. So as long as we pay for it, I feel like we ought to go big. This is still a moment where millions of people are not working who would want to be. People can’t come back into the labor force. And we got to build an economy that is more sustainable, more equitable, and every bit as robust as the pre-pandemic economy.”
While I agree with most of what Kaine said, we should not be championing the pre-pandemic economy. We want a new economy that works for everyone.”
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