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pratik
pratik

Much to the chagrin of Republicans (and Bernie Sanders), Democrats pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Plenty of incentives for climate-friendly infrastructure

odd
odd

@pratik Why doesn’t Bernie like that? Did he wish for something even better?

skoobz
skoobz

@odd Yeah, wasn’t enough for him. Which I get, but, you can’t hit the jackpot every time with these guys.

odd
odd

@skoobz That is very true. Better getting a silver medal than being disqualified.

pratik
pratik

@odd For Bernie, it’s all or nothing. The Dems had the other two moderate Dems (Manchin and Sinema) on board for a much larger package (25% lower than what Biden asked for initially) last year but the left didn’t agree to it. Now they settled for 1/3 of that scaled-down package from a year ago

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odd
odd

@pratik Thanks for going into the details of this. It’s a half victory compared to a complete loss, which probably would be the result of insisting on a 100% deal. With the fiercely opposing ideas it’s still a victory.

pratik
pratik

@odd I think within the Democratic Party, that's the struggle. In my opinion, if you realistically want 100, ask for 150 so that way you won't be disappointed when you get 100. At the same time, keep your eye on the 500 goal and chip away at it by making steady progress. Easier for the public to digest and accept it too.