Democrat Joe Manchin Is Single-Handedly Undermining Biden's Presidency

DreamRyderX

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Democrat Joe Manchin Is Single-Handedly
Destroying Biden's Presidency

Being the US Senate is evenly divided 50-50 just one single Senate Vote
Can take President Biden's Cornerstone Legislation to dismal ruins....




Source: PJ MEDIA
The face of West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is almost certainly haunting Joe Biden’s dreams these days. Manchin has become the Democrats’ ghost in the machine, disrupting and destroying their plans to spend America into penury and transform society into something strangely alien to most Americans’ idea of freedom.

Manchin single-handedly stopped the Democrats from imposing a $15-an-hour wage on American businesses. It didn’t matter that much since most state governments jacked up wages to $15, which forced any business that could to follow suit. But it was a sign that Manchin, hardly anyone’s idea of a rebel, was not going to roll over for the radicals.

He has now enraged them even more by putting up his hand and yelling “stop” over the Democrats’ plan to spend $3.5 trillion on everything from climate change to Medicare expansion to assuring “equity” and “ending racism as we know it”—if you can believe in Democratic Party fairy tales.

Since Joe Biden needs all 50 Democrats to vote for the package so that it can be passed using the reconciliation process, Manchin’s reluctance to break the bank for the radicals has liberals calling for his ouster from the party.

Manchin’s objections to the bill are brutally logical and ridiculously simple: “I have always said if I can’t explain it, I can’t vote for it, and I can’t explain why my Democratic colleagues are rushing to spend $3.5 trillion,” Manchin wrote in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

Manchin has stated categorically: “I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs.”......continued


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The $3.5 trillion spending bill has hit a solid brick wall after Conservative Democrat Joe Manchin announced he will vote against the pending legislation.


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Squire

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That would be true if the GOP transport was not an overcrowded clown car.

The best the GOP can hope for in 2022 and 2024 is a smooth ride in the poop-chute of history.

Rational voters are laughing at the GOP, not with the GOP.

 
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DreamRyderX

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Dems’ $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill
is an ‘existential threat’ to the U.S. Economy

Source: THE UNCOMANOR
(The Center Square) – One of the nation’s leading economic and business groups is warning that the $3.5 trillion spending bill before Congress is an “existential threat” to the nation’s economy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has launched a six-figure television ad campaign targeting the proposed tax hikes in the measure that would be “taking more hard-earned money from small businesses and working families.”

The initial ads will play in California, Minnesota, Virginia, New York and Iowa.

“This reconciliation bill is effectively 100 bills in one representing every big government idea that’s never been able to pass in Congress,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark said. “The bill is an existential threat to America’s fragile economic recovery and future prosperity. We will not find durable or practical solutions in one massive bill that is equivalent to more than twice the combined budgets of all 50 states. The success of the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations provides a much better model for how Congress should proceed in addressing America’s problems.”

The chamber also sent a letter to the House of Representatives last week warning members to not support the legislation.

“This ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ approach to raising taxes and creating new government spending and regulatory programs is an existential threat to America’s fragile economic recovery and future prosperity, and will hamstring America as we work to compete globally, especially with China,” the letter said. “No member of Congress can achieve the support of the business community if they vote to pass this bill as currently constructed.”

But some lawmakers are threatening to sabotage a bipartisan infrastructure bill if the $3.5 trillion spending plan doesn't pass. On Wednesday, 11 Democratic Senators said they would kill the $1 trillion infrastructure bill without passage of the $3.5 trillion measure.

The senators, who released a joint statement, include Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Kirsten Gillibrand D-N.Y., Mazie K. Hirono, D-Hawaii, Ed Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Alex Padilla, D-Calif., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Tina Smith, D-Minn., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

“We voted for the bipartisan infrastructure bill with the clear commitment that the two pieces of the package would move together along a dual track,” the senators said in the joint statement. “Abandoning the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better Act and passing the infrastructure bill first would be in violation of that agreement. Congress must not undercut the President’s proposals that will create new opportunities for America’s families and workers. The House of Representatives should wait to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill until the budget reconciliation bill, which enacts the rest of the President’s Build Back Better agenda, is sent to the President’s desk.

“We strongly support the Congressional Progressive Caucus and other members in the House who have said they intend to vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill only once the Build Back Better Act is passed,” they added. “That is what we agreed to, it’s what the American people want, and it’s the only path forward for this Congress.”

This stance complicates things for Democratic leadership, especially after multiple Democratic senators have said they cannot support the larger bill because of its hefty price tag. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., have both balked at voting for the $3.5 trillion bill.

“These are not indications of an economy that requires trillions in additional spending," Manchin said. "Every elected leader is chosen to make difficult decisions. Adding trillions of dollars more to nearly $29 trillion of national debt, without any consideration of the negative effects on our children and grandchildren, is one of those decisions that has become far too easy in Washington. Given the current state of the economic recovery, it is simply irresponsible to continue spending at levels more suited to respond to a Great Depression or Great Recession – not an economy that is on the verge of overheating.”
The $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, until now anyway, is a Bi-Partisan Bill that has significant support on both sides in both the US House & the US Senate........But the $3.5 Trillion Build Back Better Bill may pass narrowly in the House, but has absolutely no chance shy of a Miracle passing the 50-50 split US Senate, where Democrats need 100% of their 50 votes (all 50 Republican votes are on record as being firmly opposed) to just send it to a tie-breaker vote by the US Vice President acting in her role as a tie-breaker as President of the US Senate.

So it the $3.5 Trillion Bill will effectively hit the Senate as 'Dead on Arrival' having less that 100% of the 50 Democrats needed to even get to the tie-breaker.....


 

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PS......Just For Everyone's Information.......regarding all the talk that if the US Supreme Court rules against any portion of Roe v. Wade, or against any so called Abortion 'precedent', that Biden & the demon-RATS will "Pack" the Court to undo any such decision.....well, they can't won't be able to.......

Presently, the US Senate is evenly split 50-50, & the demon-RATS ace in the hole -- VP Kamalatoe Harris -- could break a tie in favor for the demon-Rats, except that (D)-Joe Manchin is on record that he will side with the Republicans against any such "Packing" attempts......effectively giving the Republicans a majority of 51-49, enough to crush any Biden SCOTUS "Packing" nominations.


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HBS Guy

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Yeah, US govt can’t spend money—it has to give it to the rich in tax cuts!
 

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Manchin says he wouldn't defy parliamentarian


Source: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Sen. Joe Manchin said Wednesday he’d vote to uphold the Senate parliamentarian’s decision if she rules that immigration or other provisions should fall from Democrats’ huge social and environment bill, underscoring the party’s uphill fight to keep some top priorities in the legislation.

Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s nonpartisan rules referee, is expected to decide shortly whether language letting millions of migrants remain temporarily in the U.S. can stay in the 10-year, roughly $2 trillion measure. She’s also considering the fate of other initiatives, including parts of Democrats’ plan to curb pharmaceutical prices.

MacDonough’s decisions can be ignored by whichever Democrat is presiding over the chamber during debate, but Republicans could force votes challenging that. Ultimately, Democrats would likely need all their votes to defeat such GOP moves in the 50-50 chamber, where Vice President Kamala Harris can break ties. All Republicans oppose the legislation.

The moderate Manchin, D-W.Va., has spent months forcing Democrats to reduce the size and scope of the legislation, which the House approved last month. The Senate is all but certain to make significant changes to the bill, one of President Joe Biden’s top domestic priorities.......

Asked Wednesday whether he would vote to override a decision by the parliamentarian to erase the immigration provision, Manchin told reporters he would not.


“The bottom line is the parliamentarian, you stick with the parliamentarian, that’s all,” he said. “You stick on every issue. You can’t pick and choose.”

The House version of the bill would let an estimated 6.5 million migrants in the U.S. since at least 2010 seek work permits letting them hold jobs and avoid deportation for a total of up to 10 years. To be approved, they would have to pass background checks and meet other requirements.

Progressive and pro-immigration lawmakers and groups have been pressuring Democratic leaders to override MacDonough if she says the immigration language must be dropped, and to go even further and insert language giving migrants an opportunity for citizenship. It’s unclear what Democrats will do.

“I’d vote for that,” No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Richard Durbin of Illinois told reporters this week about overturning the parliamentarian if she rules against immigration language. Durbin, his party’s vote counter, said such a vote would be “close.”

There could be other Democrats who’d vote to back the parliamentarian if she advised removing the immigration provisions. One is Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., another moderate, who’s said she supports helping migrants become citizens but has cited “legal limitations” in what can be included in this legislation.

Manchin has supported past efforts to help migrants remain in the U.S., including proposals giving them pathways to citizenship, usually insisting that border security also be tightened.

He’s also been at the forefront of centrists who forced the bill’s price tag down from its initial $3.5 trillion cost, and the removal of Biden-sought proposals like free community college. He’s opposed House provisions requiring paid family leave and slapping fees on emissions of methane gas, which contributes to global warming.

Democrats are using special procedures that would let the legislation pass by a simple majority in the Senate, not the usual 60 votes. But that requires all of a bill’s provisions to be chiefly driven by budgetary, not policy changes.

The parliamentarian makes the initial determination of that question, an opinion that lawmakers almost always heed.

MacDonough has ruled against two previous Democratic immigration proposals in recent weeks that would have each provided around 8 million immigrants with a chance to become legal permanent residents and possibly citizenship.

The parliamentarian’s process for deciding if components of the bill can remain is called the “Byrd bath” after the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., who devised those rules. Manchin won the 2010 special election to fill Byrd’s seat after the long-time senator died.

So far Sen. Manchin holds all the cards on this humongous Socialistic Sending Bill. It won't pass as long as he sticks to his guns, & to make it even worse for the already distraught democ-RAT Socialists, there are rumblings that other moderate democ-RAT Senators are probably going to be joining Sen. Manchin if the majority attempts to force a vote on the complete $3.5 Trillion Dollar package as-is. That would completely kill the bill, without a way to proceed for months without doing a total, more reasonable, overhaul.

The extreme left of the Senate & House democ-RATS are already on shaky ground coming into the 2022 mid-term elections, because Americans can't stomach Socialism from the get-go, but these extremists are even seen as way out of line in their quest for power by most of their fellow moderate democ-RAT Congressmen.
 
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DreamRyderX

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Get used to it JimPecca, because I won't be changin' anything.....

Instead of whingin' like a whiny ole jade strumpet, try arguing the content.......unless you can't because you have no valid argument....... as usual....




Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia all but sank the Democratic goal of approving the centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s agenda...........

Amazing, One (1) Brave Man can cause the entire demon-RAT Socialist bloc to go into a spastic apoplectic spasm!!!
 

HBS Guy

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A $5Trn tax cut to the rich would be waved through but infrastructure and AGW adaptation is socialist. You can either laugh or cry at the stupidity there.
 

HBS Guy

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There was a bridge in the north, in or near Wisconsin that collapsed. Salt used to melt snow from the roads corroded the piers fatally. LOTS of bridges in nearly the same state now, but fixing that is socialist. S T U P I D !
 

HBS Guy

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I know a little bit about it through talking with my yankee home brew buddies. Some are red hot Trumpistas but you can still learn.
 

DreamRyderX

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The West Virginia Democrat has repeatedly frustrated the fiscally reckless Biden administration.

Cheers for Joe Manchin

Source: THE PATRIOT POST
Every day we wake up with Joe Biden’s ruinous Bilk Back Badder boondoggle still languishing in the Senate, we say a little prayer for West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. (We know, we know, he’s a Democrat. But he’s our Democrat.)

Joe Manchin is a politician, sure. And a darn good one. How else could a Democrat get elected in a state that went for Donald Trump over Joe Biden by 39 points? Indeed, Manchin knows from whence he came, and he can read a political opinion poll..... Manchin knows Joe Biden is a loser; that he’s the lame-duckiest first-year president in our nation’s history, and that his policies — from spending to the economy to energy to race to crime to defense to open borders — are utterly at odds with the people of his state.

And perhaps more important: Manchin knows that one day he’ll leave the Beltway and head back home to West Virginia for good, there to live out his retirement years and occasionally show his face in public. This is nothing new. Indeed, it’s a reality as old as the Republic. “It is a sound and important principle,” said James Madison in Federalist No. 56, “that the representative ought to be acquainted with the interests and circumstances of his constituents.”

Here, then, is the good news, as reported by the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal: “Democrats are getting anxious as 2021 nears its end and President Biden’s $5 trillion spending bill lacks the votes to pass. The target of grumbling from anonymous sources, which may soon become rage, is West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, who remains a holdout. But the fault here lies with Democratic leaders who misjudged Mr. Manchin as well as the political and policy moment.”

That misjudgment refers to Manchin having set a ceiling of $1.75 trillion for Biden’s bill, and to his fellow Democrats’ belief that Manchin would, when push came to shove, jump in and join the spending orgy. That hasn’t happened. And it hasn’t happened because the Biden administration played fast and loose with (read: lied about) the numbers. As our Thomas Gallatin wrote on Monday, “After factoring in the Republicans’ request to remove all the Democrats’ timeline gimmicks, the CBO concluded that BBB would add nearly $3 trillion to the national debt over a decade — nearly 10 times the $367 billion that the CBO initially calculated.”

We can imagine the thoughts inside Manchin’s head: These spendaholics are freakin’ nuts. And they must think I’m an idiot.

We don’t think Manchin is an idiot. Far from it. At times, we’ll admit, we’ve figured him for a typical politician and a shameless opportunist. But we repeat ourselves. Regarding Manchin, this much is inarguable: He’s given the Biden administration more heartburn than any other senator, Democrat or Republican. Whereas Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are supposed to denounce Joe Biden and vote against the entirety of his agenda, Manchin has given this administration one unexpected Maalox moment after another.

In just the past couple of weeks, for example, he’s singlehandedly blocked Build Back Better, he’s voted against Biden’s vaccination fetishism, and he’s called out the administration’s idiotic energy policies. Said Manchin just before Thanksgiving: “I continue to call on President Biden to responsibly increase energy production here at home and to reverse course to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built, which would have provided our country with up to 900,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada, one of our closest allies.”

Build Back Better isn’t dead yet. Far from it. And if we’re to one day give this lone senator credit for having killed it, he’ll have to hold firm and take the slings and arrows from his fellow Democrats — at least until a Republican Congress can take the reins.

In the meantime, two cheers for Joe Manchin.
Until the demon-RATS can figure out how to get at least one more vote, which it won't, the Socialist $5 Trillion BBB Cornerstone Plan to Economically Destroy America is dead as Kelsey's Nuts in the US Senate, & Americans can thank the Bravery & Strength of Joe Manchin for standing up against his own Party, & drawing the line in blood......"$1.75 Trillion Dollars & not one penny more"........period!
 
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HBS Guy

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So the next time a bridge collapses killing 200 or so they can thank Joe Manchin.
 

DreamRyderX

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So the next time a bridge collapses killing 200 or so they can thank Joe Manchin.
Fiscal Responsibility 101: When ya ain't got it, ya don't spend it.....

They should be able find plenty of waste in the National Budget without adding an additional $5 Trillion Dollars to the already 'out-of-control' US Debt.


In November 2021, the public debt of the United States was around 28.91 trillion U.S. dollars...............
That's Twenty Nine Thousand Million Dollars of RED INK!.......

$29,000,000,000

That's a debt that the present day democ-RATS don't give any thought to.....they won't have to pay it back.........America's children, & their children's children will be left holdin' that bag!!
 
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HBS Guy

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Fiscal responsibility was Trump giving tax cuts, was it? Tax cuts do nothing for the economy, investment in productive infrastructure will pay for itself. Back in the 1930s you no doubt thought the building of the interstate highways was socialism?

Where would the US be without them today?


You really need to think before posting, DRX.
 

DreamRyderX

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..........Tax cuts do nothing for the economy...............
When you give tax cuts to the people who employ people, they grow the business, & when they do they hire more employees, most of which aren't employed, & many of which desperately need a job because their small unemployment insurance benefits stop after about 24 weeks.........& welfare usually isn't a viable option, especially to the single, or married without kids........
Besides, most infrastructure isn't a Federal responsibility.......most of it has been assumed by the States subsequent to being initially built.....


America’s network of bridges and roads are essential to the economy. In 2017, drivers logged 3.2 trillion miles, and 11.5 billion tons of freight was moved solely by truck on the country’s roads and bridges. Urban bridges support 73% of all traffic on bridges. Half of all U.S. bridges are owned by local agencies, states own about 48%, and the federal government and private sector together own 2%.
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Democrat Joe Manchin Is Single-Handedly
Destroying Biden's Presidency


Being the US Senate is evenly divided 50-50 just one single Senate Vote
Can take President Biden's Cornerstone Legislation to dismal ruins....





Source: PJ MEDIA


The $3.5 trillion spending bill has hit a solid brick wall after Conservative Democrat Joe Manchin announced he will vote against the pending legislation.


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Good for Manchin!
 
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