There’s No Reason for Progressives to Vote for the Watered-Down Infrastructure Bill

Posted on AllSides October 29th, 2021
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The perennial dilemma for congressional progressives has always been that while they have a working moral conscience, their opponents don’t.

This fundamental quandary is at work yet again, as progressives, after gamely holding the line for months on the Democrats’ infrastructure bills, are now coming under intense pressure to swallow another loss, smile, and say thank you. As Senator Joe Manchin, the public face of the corporate-funded wrecking ball that’s been taken to the party’s once-ambitious plans, reportedly told Bernie Sanders behind closed doors, he’s willing to go without any of the reconciliation...

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