Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) dropped a bombshell on Democrats this week.
In order for Biden’s massive spending bill to go through, every Democrat has to be on board.
Senator Manchin just let it be known that he would like to “hit the pause button” on the legislation, which has sent the entire Democrat Party into a hissy fit.
We already know the majority of the $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill is not really infrastructure.
The White House and the powers that be in the Democrat Party have been working hard to redefine infrastructure for months to justify the spending.
Manchin, along with Senator Sinema (D-AZ), have more moderate bases, so they cannot just sign off on this and expect to hold their seats.
So, Manchin is urging everyone to pump the brakes, a sentiment that did not go over well with most Democrats.
The House Progressive Caucus responded, “The Northeast is flooded after torrential rain. The West Coast is on fire. The Gulf is still reeling from the hurricane.”
It later added, “This is no time to pause or pull back.
“We need to pass the President’s Build Back Better agenda and invest in urgent climate action NOW. Lives are at stake.”
Some Squad members also chimed in…
Pause on finally delivering child care, paid leave, education, health care, affordable housing, climate action, and dental, vision, and hearing to millions of families across America?
Absolutely not. https://t.co/9Ec91f4Ee9
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) September 2, 2021
This was all in response to Machin’s op-ed, where, in part, he stated, “Over the past 18 months, we’ve spent more than $5 trillion responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Now Democratic congressional leaders propose to pass the largest single spending bill in history with no regard to rising inflation, crippling debt or the inevitability of future crises.
“Those who believe such concerns are overstated should ask themselves: What do we do if the pandemic gets worse under the next viral mutation? What do we do if there is a financial crisis like the one that led to the Great Recession?
“Instead of rushing to spend trillions on new government programs and additional stimulus funding, Congress should hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation.
“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.”
Now we have to hope that Manchin remains firm, something he has been unable to do in the past.
Source: Fox News