The cost to replace every lead pipe in the United States is $45-60 billion. BIF only gives $15b. Without BBB, many communities historically denied clean water will continue to be denied. Build Back Better has lead $ for disadvantaged communities. We must keep pushing for BBB.
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I want to protect our party from the disappointment and collapse in turnout from communities like mine that occurs when we tell them we did things we didn’t do. We shouldn’t promise all lead pipes will be fixed if that is not the case. Some will, most won’t. We must push for BBB
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It’s not just that we made these promises before - look at how the infra bill is being messaged *now* I respect the President and the leg feat he just accomplished. But this is simply wrong. We did not fund the replacement of every child’s pipe & we shouldn’t tell people we did

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We can and should message BIF as a step, but messaging it as a solution alone is going to get us into trouble. BBB contains the majority of the presidents agenda. We must keep going and ensure the promises are delivered
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Finally, someone with some honesty and sense. Nice work @AOC
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Sometimes you take what you can get.I don’t understand how you don’t get that?
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Take what you can get and then lie that you actually got more?
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This reminds me of when the ACA was passed and Democratic messaging was "we passed universal healthcare". It's bad messaging strategy AND it's infuriating
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Nobody called it universal healthcare. They called it a step towards universal healthcare, by putting the issue in the spotlight. People just don't want to understand anything that can't fit on a bumper sticker do they?
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I also respect the legs and feet of our President
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You voted for no money for anything
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AT LEAST take care of Michigan first.
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Just say you want the republicans back in congress cause it's better for your brand. It's easier.
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Not passing a substantial infrastructure package is handing republicans midterms and most likely 2024.
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