UPDATED 8:05 PM PT – Friday, March 5, 2021
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) unleashed on the price tag of Democrats’ forthcoming infrastructure bill. In an interview with Larry Kudlow this week, the Iowa senator said Democrats are spending cash “like its monopoly money.”
With a one party monopoly of Washington, Democrats are back to their old spending games.
Most of the 1.9 trillion dollars within the Democrats’ “COVID” package has absolutely nothing to do with COVID. WATCH: pic.twitter.com/aSf74vQbAw
— Joni Ernst (@SenJoniErnst) March 3, 2021This came after analysts from Goldman Sachs projected that the package could cost anywhere between $2 to $4 trillion dollars. Ernst said that money will ultimately come out of taxpayer’s wallets and urged her Democrat colleagues to instead focus on passing a COVID relief bill first.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, left, and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., head to the chamber as the Senate holds a voting marathon on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that’s expected to end with the chamber’s approval of the measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In the meantime, D.C. insiders have said the infrastructure bill is rumored to include more Democrat wish list items, including health care and education initiatives.
Original Story: Sen. Ernst on Dem infrastructure bill: Democrats spending cash like its monopoly money