When has the fire and fury gone- No John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, No Build Back Better bill. This is ruinous for Democratic prospects in the 2022 elections.
Republicans can be counted on to do three things, and three things only: 1) increase defense spending and military adventurism; 2) launch preemptive culture wars; and 3) cut taxes on the wealthy. And obstruct Democratic legislation: universal pre-K, child care, home care, prescription drug reform and climate action.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT. has sounded particularly impatient and called for votes on some or all of the original bill to force a public debate over its policies.
"It is an absolute outrage that we're not passing it, Sanders said. The best way to pass it, eventually, is to bring votes to the floor and force people to take votes on behalf of the American people. If they choose to vote against their constituents, fine. But let's have those votes."