Posted: Oct 12, 2021 12:01 AM
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Conservatives have partisan and policy issues with President Biden’s ever changing $3.5 trillion budget plan he calls “Build Back Better.” For Republicans to return to power in the 2022 congressional elections, a Democratic Party failure on their signature agenda item would be a plus. The Biden Plan has some serious policy problems because it will expand government at a time when the nation is approaching $30 trillion in collective national debt with no balance in sight. Opposing it out of hand is a no-brainer, but conservatives should recognize that reflexively opposing every element of this plan comes with some political and policy risk.
Some Democrats have recognized that the plan, as is, has some structural problems. There is an epic battle between moderate Democrats who worry that a big-ticket plan might be their ticket out of Congress and a committed caucus of progressives fighting for every provision in the plan. Democratic senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have been two