Bernie’s coming in just a bit over budget; a few trillion give or take.
After unveiling a $6 trillion dollar spending package for infrastructure and social programs, fellow Democrats rebuked the proposal for being far too expensive.
According to the Washington Examiner, “Sanders told reporters his spending package would address homelessness, would cut prescription drug prices, and lower the age enrolling in Medicare to 60 while expanding Medicare services. The measure could also wrap in immigration reform, Sanders confirmed.”
But crucial centrist Democrats have a few…trillion…concerns.
Jon Tester of Montana, Mark Warner of Virginia, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, won’t commit to that number, a big sticking point being the $100 billion in electric vehicle tax credits.
“Manchin told reporters that such a move would give China control over America’s transportation because it controls the supply chain for electric vehicle batteries,” the Examiner reports.
“If we are going to put our transportation modes in the hands of foreign supply chains, that’s crazy,” Manchin said.