President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan has been hailed as a New Deal-esque piece of legislation that will transform the country in a way not seen for several decades. But, of course, Republicans like Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) are whining about it.
The massive $2 trillion package could be passed using reconciliation, a process that would bypass the filibuster by requiring only a simple majority vote, which means Vice President Kamala Harris would just cast her tie-breaking vote to pass the bill without any Republican support.
It’s the same way Democrats passed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package earlier this year.
The infrastructure bill would not only put Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, but also includes initiatives for greener transportation and support for working families such as elder care. That’s right, elder care. Because families should not have to worry about grandma and grandpa while they are on the job, which is why $400 billion over eight years would go to that cause. It’s definitely a huge selling point, especially for many senior citizens who also happen to be Republican voters.
But Blackburn objected the the elder care spending on Twitter:
President Biden’s proposal is about anything but infrastructure. pic.twitter.com/fRtbPqg7QK
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 7, 2021
Republican lawmakers really do not like elderly Americans. After all, they let tens of thousands of them die during the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 525,000 Americans.
Americans clapped back.
Wtf, is helping older people supposed to be a bad thing?
— Scaleon Khan (@ScaleonKhan) April 7, 2021
Oh no, they’re trying to ensure better futures for the young AND the old! Our good old “think of the children!” line won’t work here, what can we say instead??? pic.twitter.com/z5alNHWIvf
— The Captive Audience (@CaptiveAudie) April 7, 2021
Psssst…most GOPers like kids, not oldies.
— Generalissimo William T. Sherman (@ChoochooMcGoo) April 7, 2021
America needs elder care Senator not tax cuts for wealthy donors.
— Denise McPherson@denisemcpherson (@denjhshelmetta) April 7, 2021
— Sh!t_Magnet (@soldier0730) April 7, 2021
Marsha, 34% of your constituents are 50 and order. Of the 34%, 78.4% are White. Maybe you at least should worry about your hard core base.
— Atahuallpa13 🇺🇸🇳🇮 (@atahuallpa13) April 7, 2021
I mean right?! Helping old people! How dare they!
— molly (@canineasylum) April 7, 2021
Screw the elderly. Also, we are “pro- life”.
— Devin’s Dog (@DevinNunesDog) April 7, 2021
“screw the elderly” doesn’t seem like the best hill to die on but you do you, Senator.
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) April 7, 2021
Well, these are the folks that wanted grandparents to sacrifice themselves to covid for the economy.
— Lori (@LoHoFran) April 7, 2021
Elder care funding is a popular measure, so opposing it will only backfire on Republicans, who clearly look down upon the elderly as a burden. Shame on them for being so heartless.
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