“Difficult decisions” as Democrats try to shrink ginormous boondoggle bill to only slightly less insane $2 trillion

Source: US News & World Report

“With the calendar slipping toward a new deadline, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is warning that ‘difficult decisions must be made’ to trim President Joe Biden’s expansive plans for reimagining the nation’s social service programs and tackling climate change. Democrats are laboring to chisel the $3.5 trillion package to about $2 trillion, a still massive proposal that would be paid for with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthy. And with no votes to spare, they must somehow satisfy the party’s competing moderate [sic] and progressive lawmakers needed for any deal.” (10/13/21)