While it may not seem like it, conservative pressure is winning the day on Capitol Hill.
And Democrats just conceded defeat over two big issues.
The left thought they’d have free rein when Biden took over the country. Apparently, they assumed any crackpot bill they passed would be signed by Sleepy Joe.
But early on, they failed. Their “recovery” bill sent the economy spiraling, as Biden’s policies brought further hurt.
Conservatives brought on the heat, as Americans show increasing dislike for the left’s policies.
So, Democrats had to abandon two very unpopular issues.
From The Hill:
Democrats have turned solidly against the gas tax as lawmakers look for ways to pay for a new infrastructure measure to remake the nation’s roads and bridges…
…in today’s debate over infrastructure and taxes, there is little if any support for a gas tax among progressives — especially amid reports of a tax policy that lets off the rich, and income inequality that puts the squeeze on the poor.
And that’s not all they’re giving up on. Also from The Hill:
The public option insurance plan has fallen off the national radar, despite being a major point of contention between moderates and progressives just a year ago during President Biden’s campaign.
Democrats are abandoning two major goals they once fought tooth and nail over.
They are dropping a national gas tax hike, finally admitting it would hurt the poor and middle-class families the most.
This comes after years of left-wing environmental types, like Al Gore and Barack Obama, claiming we needed higher taxes on gasoline.
Yeah, because the best way to win over Americans to “green” energy? Make it impossible for them to drive to work!
We can’t ignore the connection to rising gas prices, thanks to Biden, to their decision to drop a gas tax.
Meanwhile, Democrats are also abandoning something they were hellbent on achieving just a year ago: the “public option.”
Radical leftists kept promising a totally government-run health care “option” (which, of course, was meant to destroy other options). But with Democrats trying to buy everything in massive spending bills, they couldn’t cram another one in.
Now, they are trying to lower the Medicare age, so more Americans can afford it. But unless they lower it to zero, it will still not cover most Americans.
Once again, proving the government should not be in the health care business.
Source: The Hill