I never thought I’d say this, but there is some remnants of sanity left in the Democratic Party – and by that I mean Joe Manchin and Kristin Sinema.
Manchin in particular just dealt a death blow to Joe Biden‘s massive social spending bill, calling it a recipe for economic crisis.
“Throughout the last three months, I’ve been straightforward about my concerns that I will not support a reconciliation package that expands social programs and irresponsibly adds to our $29 trillion in national debt that no one seems to really care about or even talk about,” Manchin said. “Nor will I support a package that risks hurting American families suffering from historic inflation. Simply put, I will not support a bill that is this consequential without thoroughly understanding the impact that it’ll have on our national debt, our economy, and most importantly, all of our American people.”
“For example, how can I in good conscience vote for a bill that proposes massive expansion to social programs when vital programs like Social Security and Medicare faces insolvency and benefits could start being reduced as soon as 2026 in Medicare and 2033 in Social Security? How does that make sense?” Manchin said. “And I don’t think it does. Meanwhile, elected leaders continue to ignore exploding inflation, that our national debt continues to grow and interest payments on the debt will start to rapidly increase when the Fed has to start raising interest rates to try to slow down this runaway inflation.”
Manchin also warned that, as “the real details outline and the basic framework are released, what I see are shell games, budgets gimmicks that make the real cost of the so-called $1.75 trillion bill estimated to be almost twice that amount if the full-time has run out, if you extended it permanently and that we haven’t even spoken about.”
He’s absolutely right. Manchin is refusing to be badgered into a fake compromise, unlike many Republicans often are (Mitch McConnell comes to mind)
Why is Manchin still a Democrat? We could use someone with his backbone in the GOP.
Trump supporter and actress Kristy Swanson has been hospitalized with Covid-related pneumonia. Please pray for her and her family, especially as they face a wave of hate from the left.
A state attorney general ordered hundreds of uncounted votes to be kept hidden for a year. Nothing to see here?
Just another day for Joe: Biden appears to nod off during the opening speeches of the climate conference.
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I swear to G-d, Virginia, if you elect this guy. https://t.co/DGi5PcRyof
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) November 1, 2021
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