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:

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.

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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