Democrats recently passed a trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill, which President Joe Biden will soon sign into law, but that's only one part of their infrastructure agenda.
Congressional Democrats are still in negotiations on the Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion (over 10 years) package that focuses on "soft" infrastructure like lowered prescription drug prices, affordable housing, funding to offset the climate crisis, and more.
The bill doesn't have any congressional Republican support, and it needs every single Democratic Senate vote in order to bypass the filibuster through the reconciliation process. Conservative Democrats like Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are currently stalling the bill's passage in the name of so-called fiscal responsibility.
Meanwhile, congressional Republicans are working overtime to smear the legislation, which will raise taxes on the wealthy in order to fund universal pre-k, medicare expansion, and child tax credits to everyday Americans.
Republican Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) was the most recent conservative to slam the bill in public, but his all-too-familiar attempt to paint it as a socialist takeover ended up promoting the bill instead.
Stewart laid out the so-called "socialist laundry list" of Build Back Better, which included such atrocities as "Affordable housing," "Worker training and higher education," "In-home care access," and more.
Apparently conservatives think these things are bad?
People preferred their tax dollars going toward this "laundry list" over going to corporate subsidies.
Maybe Stewart should find a new opposition strategy.