Saturday’s Coffee Talk With Tiff

Coffee. Photo by Jonathan Thursfield.

It’s Saturday.

It’s really Saturday morning as I toss this thread together, originally, I was just gonna talk about…

Tonight, we took a monumental step forward as a nation.

The United States House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a once-in-generation bipartisan infrastructure bill that will create millions of jobs, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity, and put us on a path to win the economic competition for the 21st Century.

It will create good-paying jobs that can’t be outsourced. Jobs that will transform our transportation system with the most significant investments in passenger and freight rail, roads, bridges, ports, airports, and public transit in generations.

This will make it easier for companies to get goods to market more quickly and reduce supply chain bottlenecks now and for decades to come. This will ease inflationary pressures and lower costs for working families.

The bill will create jobs replacing lead water pipes so every family can drink clean water.

It will make high-speed internet affordable and available everywhere in America.

This bill will make historic and significant strides that take on the climate crisis. It will build out the first-ever national network of electric vehicle charging stations across the country. We will get America off the sidelines on manufacturing solar panels, wind farms, batteries, and electric vehicles to grow these supply chains, reward companies for paying good wages and for sourcing their materials from here in the United States, and allow us to export these products and technologies to the world.

It will also make historic investments in environmental clean-up and remediation, and build up our resilience for the next superstorms, droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes that cost us billions of dollars in damage each year.

I’m also proud that a rule was voted on that will allow for passage of my Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives the week of November 15th.

The Build Back Better Act will be a once-in-a-generation investment in our people.

It will lower bills for healthcare, child care, elder care, prescription drugs, and preschool. And middle-class families get a tax cut.

This bill is also fiscally responsible, fully paid for, and doesn’t raise the deficit. It does so by making sure the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations begin to pay their fair share and doesn’t raise taxes a single cent on anyone making less than $400,000 per year. 

I look forward to signing both of these bills into law.

Generations from now, people will look back and know this is when America won the economic competition for the 21st Century.

White House.gov. 11/06/2021.

Then I was gonna make a snarky comment or two about The Squad fail:

And then I was just gonna end there. Cause regardless of how we feel about the “Infrastructure Week” bipartisan spending bill; we understood at some point it would pass…

Eventually…

So, because of what I had planned originally for this morning, I kind of just closed out most of Twitter after I got like a billion alerts that the House had finally passed the bipartisan Senate bill and it was heading to President Biden’s desk.

With my first cup of coffee this morning I saw this from the Owl…

He hasn’t enough time to read it…

Seriously???

Don’t get me wrong; Congress has priors to passing things on fly and super damn quickly, but this bill is not one of those on the fly bills…

It was first introduced in the House in June of 2021…
It passed in one form at the end of June 2021…
It was then taken over by the Senate where it passed in August of 2021…
It was then sent back to the House where it has been on hold since October 2021…

See?

And he doesn’t believe he had enough time to read it? Well, if it takes him that long to read everything presented to him, then maybe he shouldn’t be in Congress or maybe he should fire those interns we “pay” to read the shit for him…

3rd cup of coffee, I have to add this as seen in the Owl…

To wrap up, President Biden offered remarks this morning on the passed bill. He also tweeted:

I’m assuming “soon” is Monday or Tuesday, but that is just an assumption. Since it’s the weekend and well he’s milked it all this far, the formal ceremony will be a big media deal…

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