Manchin: I will not vote for Democrats' $3.5 trillion bill 1

Manchin: I will not vote for Democrats’ $3.5 trillion bill


Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) he will not support the $3.5 trillion price tag for the economic bill that would expand the nation's social safety net and that "there's no way" Congress can meet the timeline set by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass it.
"(Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer) will not have my vote on $3.5 (trillion) and Chuck knows that, and we've talked about this," the West Virginia senator told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union."
"We've already put out $5.4 trillion and we've tried to help Americans in every way we possibly can and a lot of the help that we've put out there is still there and it's going to run clear until next year, 2022, so what's the urgency? What's the urgency that we have? It's not the same urgency that we had with the American Rescue Plan. We got that out the door quickly. That was about $2 trillion."
The spending bill proposed by President Joe Biden and his allies in Congress spreads the spending out over 10 years as opposed to the Covid stimulus plans that Manchin referred to, which were more immediate injections of cash.

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  1. Not defending Sen. Manchin or the progressives in the house but it’s interesting that it’s been 30 years since we haven’t passed an infrastructure bill. House members are too young to remember the last one.

    1. @Brian True. Would be a stupid move for someone in such a red state to vote for this bill. Otherwise the common sense thing to do would be to support it.

    2. Because Manchin represents a small glimmer of fiscal sanity within the Democrat party. This is something that is apparently beyond the comprehension of nearly every other Democrat.

    3. @Ed Schultheis As opposed to the republicans who voted to blow up our deficit for the sake of tricks down economics that never works and the fiscal conservatives that took a 4 year lunch break that came back only to complain about spending they don’t like?

  2. If the United States spends more money it does not have, then inflation will increase. This is because the value of the dollar goes down, meaning things cost more in order to get more value out of the dollar.

    1. @Anonymous User I’m afraid the ones not understanding is yousss. More money->more pay, more jobs->more goods & services available, which buttcheek of yours not understanding?

    2. @Line The Walk We’ve been doing trickle down economics since the 70s and for the average worker things have gotten worse across the board. Please stop the propaganda dude.

    3. You’re wasting your time talking to this crowd about economics. They’re actually clamoring for the government to spend itself into a deeper hole not realizing that they have put an economic yoke of slavery on their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The same people then say they can’t afford to buy a house. Yeah fucking duh

    1. Dana should interview Joe Biden
      without prepared notes, clipboards, teleprompter, written names of his own cabinet…just him with his own brain! I would pay pay- -per-view to watch it

  3. “Manchin: I will not vote for Democrats’ $3.5 trillion bill…”
    “…but I WILL vote for my prior request for a $4T bill…” – Joe Manchurian

    1. @Ugh, the humanity! Either way, he is toast… unless his pals in the Cancervative party have distracted the Tax Payers enough that Nobody has exposed their next Voter Fraud tactics in the coming election(s)… they have to be doing something since Everybody knows that they can only Win by cheating…. and Lying.

  4. He wants a 25% corporate tax rate, because that is China’s corporate tax rate, he takes his leadership cues from the CCP apparently.

  5. Why is it okay to throw TRILLION$$$ at wars that are LIES & to bailout wallstreet BUT THERE’S NEVER MONEY FOR WORKERS!!!

    1. government is responsible for funding the military. businesses pay workers. have a desirable skill set and a business will pay you.

    2. Dudes kind of weird , workers are like the first people to get paychecks ?

      Could be they’re referring to all those contractors , and subcontractors , and troll farms that only got promises ?

    3. @Anonymous User doesn’t work that way….take the highest wage career and then thousands or millions of people with that desired skill set….how much you think that company will pay when they know somebody is willing to take the least,just to have a income….and now take that example across the nation for any job/career…..why do you think people are walking out of McDonald’s or subways or dollar stores…you can’t live anywhere on those wages

    4. This ridiculous amount of money has about nothing to do with “workers.” Please read more and understand for yourself.

  6. The Exxon lobbyist already told us that Manchin is enthusiastic about selling out the country. He doesn’t work for any voter, he works solely for corporate profits, and his price gouging spawn of a daughter.

  7. He’s doing everything he can to say “the number is wrong but I don’t know how to back it up or give a number I think is right”

    1. @Andrew Enriquez how? Do you or your base actually care about the rest of the country, of you say yes, you are liar! How much do want to bet?

    2. Manchin’s answers were very dodgy. I think he’s trying to portray some sort of fiscal responsibility, but it’s really a question of satisfying his big donors.

  8. Yea, I’ve heard that one before from him; code for give me something in return and I’ll turn tail. This is typical Manchin speak; can not take him at his word.

  9. In his favourite saying no matter what interview is you need to understand or do you understand he always answers questions with other questions.

  10. He never mentions the most obvious reason for expediting this bill- that the Dems know they need to act quickly because they might lose seats in the next election and they want to make changes. He’s definitely playing politics. He even admits as much when he contradicts himself about the progressives campaigning opportunities.

    1. I would love it if Manchin would switch and become a Republican. That would be a true gift to the nation. Then the senate would be controlled by Republicans (51/49 split) and Biden/Pelosi/Schumer/AOC/Sanders won’t be able to fund any of their wacky destructive ideas.

  11. I’m other words, he doesn’t know the numbers until he has a tangible offer for his state that he can wet his beak with in terms of his campaign donors. Lol

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