Democratic Inaction [sic] Will Lead Us Back to Austerity [sic]

Source: The American Prospect
by David Dayen

“We had about three hours of legislative hope on Tuesday. At 4:15 p.m. Eastern time, President Biden gave a speech in Atlanta endorsing the elimination of the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, telling his party to not let procedure and norms get in the way of progress. At around 7:00 p.m., Chuck Schumer, in an event with the Center for American Progress, said resignedly, ‘I don’t want to delude your listeners: This is an uphill fight, because Manchin and Sinema both do not believe in changing the rules.’ When a sitting American president admits that the supermajority legislative requirement in Congress is an anachronistic relic, that matters (even if Donald Trump kicked this off by calling for an end to the filibuster five years ago).” (01/13/22)