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Liz Peek: Bernie Sanders' $6 trillion plan – Dems' radical spending will drive inflation higher. Here's how

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21.06.2021

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Concerned about the skyrocketing cost of everything? Shocked at what you have to pay for chicken, for gasoline, for rent today? Don’t look now, but Bernie Sanders has a plan that will drive prices even higher.

Despite inflation soaring to the highest level in 30 years, the Vermont senator and his progressive colleagues want to throw another $6 trillion onto an economy already on fire. As Joe Biden might say: this is no joke.

Under cover of "infrastructure" investment, Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and other far-left Democrats aim to push a gigantic new spending package through the Senate using reconciliation, choosing to plow ahead with zero Republican votes.

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Progressive Democrats are aggrieved that some of their colleagues have brokered a smaller (actual) infrastructure deal with the GOP, which omits some of their more grandiose ambitions. They want to bloat the budget with a vast expansion of Medicare, subsidies for child care and elder care (a thank-you to the teachers’ unions and the SEIU), spending to combat climate change and perhaps to provide a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally.

Liberals’ major gripe appears to be that the bipartisan compromise plan only requires half a trillion dollars in new spending. For progressives, unconcerned about last year’s $3 trillion........

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