Right, that's why I said I understood the particular political situation right now.* Archived Message
Posted by PDO on April 4, 2021, 11:46:43, in reply to "Also, because they’re doing it through reconciliation, don’t think they can do multiple bills."
Because of the filibuster, Dems only have a couple of chances a year to get anything done.
So, I guess to get to the basis of it, the essential question is: Why are bills so complicated and complex?
This current infrastructure bill is a good example, and I'm going to REALLY oversimplify here, but why are the environmental portions of the bill in there? (I know the complicated current political structure answer...) Why have we gotten to the point where we have five political issues seemingly mashed up in to singular bills, as opposed to, say, more bills that are straightforward, i.e. here's a bill for 1 billion to fix bridges, here's another bill for 1 billion for electric car production, here's another bill for 1 billion for amtrak, etc.
Again, I'm not completely ignorant to the answer here, but I'm trying to get a better grasp.
I'll hang up and listen.
- I have a complicated/simple political question re: the construction of bills that I can't figure out - PDO April 4, 2021, 10:23:14
- Also, because they’re doing it through reconciliation, don’t think they can do multiple bills. - Carl Spackler April 4, 2021, 11:18:45
- Right, that's why I said I understood the particular political situation right now.* - PDO April 4, 2021, 11:46:43
- Politics and convenience... - SurfTheBoneyard April 4, 2021, 10:27:55
- I’d argue that the environmental issues are pretty much bound up in infrastructure decisions - ATL April 4, 2021, 10:27:06
- Yes, this - AintHatin April 4, 2021, 11:20:55