Political posturing is not new and is, in fact, something most Americans have become accustomed to and typically expect from those holding public office. However, over the last year, we’ve seen two high-profile instances where political posturing has cost people money and prevented them from getting the services they require. This week I take a look at Arizona and Washington, DC to examine what happens when political posturing on the far right and the far left go wrong.
Last week in Arizona it was announced that after the fifth audit of the 2020 election, the firm hired by Arizona Republicans ended up showing nearly the identical vote count Maricopa County Board of the Elections had announced in November, but only after costing the taxpayers of Arizona millions of dollars. In Washington, DC, progressives in the House of Representatives have stalled the Biden Infrastructure Bill for nearly two months and there is still debate over whether it will get passed by the House. Why prevent people from getting roads, bridges, and railways? Because progressives was a promise that a larger social spending bill, which stands a 0% chance of passing the Senate, will get introduced at the same time. All of this posturing is costing the American people and I talk about what we can do about it.