Editorial: Progressives team up to score goal against their own team with spending bill

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A simple math experiment should help progressive Democrats understand the limits of their power to push controversial spending legislation through an unwilling Congress. Even if they had the votes to win approval of a $3.5 trillion spending bill in the House (which they do not), the math isn’t even remotely on their side in the Senate, where Democrats hold a razor-thin majority and two Democrats already have said they won’t back this bill. The progressives have been holding firm based on their conviction that good intentions and the purest of motives — helping poor people, single moms and pre-…

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