mattee2264 Posted January 7, 2021 Share Posted January 7, 2021 My understanding of US politics is quite limited. As I understand Dems control the senate 51-50 thanks to the VP tiebreaker. Is there a whip system to force people to vote on party lines or does the very slim majority mean that moderate Democrats will probably dictate which policies get implemented? The consensus view seems to be that a Blue Wave means a fiscal tsunami that includes in addition to the $2,000 stimulus checks extended unemployment benefits, more support for small businesses, a Green New Deal and a lot more state aid. But also later down the lines higher taxes and more regulation. Are these measures broadly supported within the Democrat party or will moderates place a cap on the extent of any further fiscal stimulus and tax increases and regulation? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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