Could Kyrsten Sinema single-handedly sink the Democrats’ massive tax hike and global warming bill?
Once again, Americans are counting on so-called “moderate” Democrats to help stave off even more economic disaster.
This time, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) could be the only resistant and the torpedo the massive tax hike and climate change bill recently announced by Democrats.
After fellow “moderate” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) bent over like a lawn chair and reached an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on the bill , all eyes are now on Sinema to see which way she will vote.
7) While Manchin may be on board, we still don’t know what Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) thinks of the bill. And Republicans will be quick to label vulnerable Democrats facing competitive re-election bids this fall by voting for a “tax and spend” bill.
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 28, 2022
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According to The Hill, Sinema declined to say where she will land.
Among the provisions of the latest bill, Sinema agreed with the minimum corporate tax of 15% on corporations, but opposed closing the so-called “carried interest loophole”.
The Political Insider previously wrote about the contents of the bill, quoting The Hill:
Of the massive amount of new revenue coming in, $369 billion will be immediately spent on “energy-focused climate programs” over 10 years.
The tax increases, of about $739 billion over 10 years, will come from “$313 billion via a minimum corporate tax of 15%, $288 billion from Medicare’s empowerment to negotiate lower drugs, $124 billion from strict tax enforcement by the IRS, and $14 billion from closing the interest-carrying loophole for fund managers.
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But here’s the kicker: Democrats openly plan to push the bill through the Senate through reconciliation — bypassing the filibuster and not needing a single Republican vote.
If Sinema were to oppose the bill and no Republicans crossed the aisle to vote for massive new taxes and spending, the bill would be dead on arrival.
Will be@SenatorSinemasign massive tax hikes and inflationary spending even as the United States sinks into recession? Will “the new maverick” get along? If it does, do a handful of House Democrats oppose it until after the election to survive? https://t.co/AG4bBRG58M
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) July 29, 2022
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Disagree with the party
Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin have both been on the wrong side of their own party before. The Democrats have been trying to get rid of the Senate filibuster since they have a majority in the Senate.
In January, when Sinema and Manchin were the two recalcitrant Democrats opposed to ending the filibuster, their fellow Democrats, amusingly enough, played the race card against each other, calling the proceedings the “Jim Crow filibuster” Senate. And all of those who were apparently in favor of it were, wait for it, white nationalists.
Sinema pointed to the Democrats’ use of the filibuster to make changes to a then-pending police reform bill, and made a rational assessment of why the filibuster was used by saying, “These filibusters were not set up as attempts to block progress, but to force negotiations to continue. towards better solutions.
Whether Kyrsten Sinema will support the Manchin-Schumer deal is still unclear – and her office says she’s still not commenting.
“She has no comment – she will have to review the text and what comes out of the parliamentary process,” her spox said.
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) July 28, 2022
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The women’s party
Kyrsten Sinema has already faced the wrath of his own party. Last January, former White House operations chief of staff in the Obama administration, Alyssa Mastromonaco, had an unpolished description of Sinema due to her disagreement with Sinema over the filibuster.
“You guys, I have real issues with her. They are multiple. She talks about the “disease of division”. She gave the speech while Joe Biden was on [his] way up the hill. So either way, it’s the most shitty, crassest, most disrespectful thing she could have done. I think she is ac—. That’s what I have to say.
Sinema has also been the recipient of other exaggerated leftist behavior. Last year, she was followed down the toilet, to the cubicle door, by unhinged leftists upset over her opposition to the ultimately failed $3 trillion Build Back Better bill.
On Friday, a Sinema spokeswoman said she was “reviewing the text and will have to see what comes out of the parliamentary process”. According to a report from The Hill, Schumer seems confident about Sinema’s vote.
Now Sinema will have to choose between huge tax and spending increases in the midst of a recession and record inflation.
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