“The Five” reacted to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. On Wednesday, berating the media for not “selling” the Democrats’ $ 3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan at her conference. press this week.
“Well, I think you could all do a better job of selling it, to be real frank with you,” Pelosi chided reporters in Congress on Tuesday.
“It’s amazing that [Pelosi] can say that with a straight face, “said co-host Greg Gutfeld.” But these are the advancements in modern medicine. Is it his fault for waiting [the media] carry the water? I don’t think it is. “
PELOSI REPORTS REPORTERS, SAYS THEY “COULD MAKE A BETTER JOB SELLING” BUILD BETTER
Gutfeld stressed the role of the liberal media as defenders and spokesperson for the Democratic Party.
“If you ask a lot of Democrats, they think the media is biased against them as well,” said co-host Dana Perino. She added that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would agree.
Perino also called Pelosi’s comments where she said the public “overwhelmingly supports” the bill.
“As soon as you start to educate yourself, people say, ‘Wait, we don’t really like this. “It’s not a mild problem,” Perino said. “All the polls say, ‘No, we don’t really think we need it. We don’t think it will help us.’”
For example, Perino pointed out that the free component of preschool would require all preschool providers to have a university degree. This requirement would likely reduce the already insufficient number of pre-K providers, but likely not reduce the cost to universal pre-K taxpayers. The universal preschool component would also exclude faith-based child care providers from participation in the program.
“Pre-kindergarten is basically a daycare, actually,” said Geraldo Rivera. “Have a university degree [is] useless. “
This is not the only measure in the bill that caught the attention of the panelists. “The Five” co-host Jesse Watters pointed to other unpopular provisions of the bill, allocating $ 25 million for butterflies and $ 8 billion for climate police. It also “penalizes marriage” and heavily taxes small businesses.
Some other provisions include free tuition for illegal aliens and $ 643 million for culturally appropriate foods.
“What is Taco Tuesday?” Watters joked.
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Progressive Democrats supported the budget reconciliation bill. Moderate senses Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) have so far opposed the legislation, citing too high a price tag. Manchin counter-offered, saying he could back a $ 1.5 trillion bill instead.
Rivera asked the two senators “to be more specific” on their wishes regarding the bill.