Senator Manchin Stalls Support for Spending Bill

Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) has apparently heard the voice of the people.

Manchin, who had previously stated that he would not use reconciliation for infrastructure, caved and suddenly supported spending $1.75 trillion via reconciliation.

Well, he just flipped again, hitting Biden and Democrats with a last-minute crushing blow just as House Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) was ready to pull the trigger on the bills in the House.

Shell Game

Monday afternoon, Manchin dropped the bombshell on Democrats.

He stated, “As more of the real details outlined in the basic framework are released, what I see are shell games, budget 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 is run out, if you extended it permanently.

“And that we haven’t even spoken about. This is a recipe for economic crisis.”

Then came the death blow, stating, “I will not support the reconciliation legislation without knowing how the bill would impact our debt and our economy and our country.”

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) did not take the news well, stating, “The infrastructure bill runs up a $250 billion deficit over a 10-year period. It’s not paid for.

“The legislation that I want to see passed, which includes lowering the cost of prescription drugs, expanding Medicare, including paid family and medical leave, is paid for in — in its entirety. It will not have an impact on inflation.”

That, of course, is a complete lie.

Numerous economists have studied the bigger plan, including left-leaning organizations, and all agree the package falls, at least, almost a half-trillion short of paying for itself (and that is if all things stay equal, which they will not).

The White House also responded, stating, “Senator Manchin says he is prepared to support a Build Back Better plan that combats inflation, is fiscally responsible, and will create jobs.

“The plan the House is finalizing meets those tests—it is fully paid for, will reduce the deficit, and brings down costs for health care, childcare, elder care, and housing.

“Experts agree: Seventeen Nobel Prize-winning economists have said it will reduce inflation. As a result, we remain confident that the plan will gain Senator Manchin’s support.”

They may have 17 economists in their pocket, but there are significantly more saying the complete opposite.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) also threw some darts at Manchin, immediately interjecting race into the equation, stating, “Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant.”

Pelosi had initially hoped to put the bills on the floor on Tuesday, but now that is all up in the air, although she is hopeful to still get the bills on the floor before the end of the week.

The House is not scheduled to be in session next week, so the clock is ticking for Pelosi.

Joe wanted these bills on his desk when he returned from overseas, but that now appears as though it will not happen.

We will continue to monitor the story and update as necessary.

Source: CBS News & Fox News

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27 Responses

    1. Amen. Why can’t we have people like that in Congress. Who care more for the Taxpayer then they do for their own selves. Thank you Senator Manchin. We have one person in Colorado. The two Senators we have now are nothing but a bunch of Blow Ups, they act like we are stupid. We are not– we need to get rid of Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Hickenlooper. One has not been in office very long. He was a Governor of our State for two years. He did nothing then and he will still be doing nothing for the next few years. He is licking his chops on the raises that they get when they don’t vote against them.

    2. Manchin.,..,if you are going to use common sense..you are in the wrong freaking party!!!

    3. It would be GREAT if Manchin, just this once, stuck to his promise! It would be a first! He is notorious for saying he’s oing to do this or that but always chickens out. Is he being paid off????

  1. I Pray In Earnest That The Senator Continue To Challenge The Democratic Party And VOTE Against This Ridiculious Bill,I Will Pray To GOD For Strength For The Senetator

  2. Thank our dear God for Joe Manchin.He seems to be the only sensible democrat in the whole group in Senate.He loves his country and constituents and has not sold out.Thank you Manchin and most of all thank God.

  3. Prayers going out to Machin – he did the right thing!!!! This legislation is an abomination, bad for the country, and should be buried and never see the light of day!

  4. If there is one thing the government, centered in DC, regardless of the party in power, will do is ignore the will of those who elected them, do as they please, then lie about all the benefits that the populace will accrue!

  5. What is with pelosi if she don’t get what she wants she just keeps postponing this bill until she guess what she wants she going to wait till next year there should be a time limit on when they can do this crap stop postponing everything she leaves everybody hang . There should be a time limit on these bills and their time in office.

  6. Democrats do not want anyone knowing what’s in the bill. Nancy Pelosi pulled this before with Obama care and American citizens got screwed. If you vote for a Democrat your not in your mind. Why would you want your taxes to go up? This bill gives illegals more free stuff. Did you Americans get anything free from Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden? No. Just stop showing the world just how dumb down the American people are!

  7. get all the damn democrats out of office and put that POS biden and his entire family in jail for life.

  8. Senator Manchin, please stay strong on this. Even those of us in the trenches know this is not paid for. Please don’t allow this to move forward.

  9. We need to physically remove every Liberal member of the House and Senate. None of them vote as their constituents want ,but rather as the Communist Leadership( Pelosi and Schumer ) order them too.Far too much pork and behind the scenes negotiations to be from A Constitutional Republic.

  10. Would like to know WHY the House of Representatives is NOT going to be in session next week. Is there something wrong with them all, there are important matters that they have to attend to but now Pelosi and others are leaving the capital to go play. These House members and Senate members are being paid a small fortune for be there but they disappear whenever the feeling arises. Go onto CSPAN for the House side or the Senate side and you will then notice that both wells for each might have at least five to ten members but isn’t there close to hundred on the Senate side and over four hundred on the House side. SO WHERE ARE THE REST OF ALL THE MEMBERS NOT IN THE WELLS OF EITHER SIDE, OUT PLAYING. Both the House and the Senate are being paid by taxpayer’s money so they all should be there from 9:00AM to 5:30PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY and Saturday same hours if necessary.

    1. Many times only the person in the chamber speaking is in the well and then to an empty chamber, simply getting their wish list into the record…… I should have been a politician, they go on “vacation” more days than days I worked in a factory and their benefits are only what I could dream of…… I think voters should have a say in their work and benefits, they set their own, vote a package in a current legislation and it goes in effect in the next, no wonder they run for re-election, damn criminals!

      1. We tried that. They don’t care as long as they get to go on Vacation, which is most of the time. Pelosi flies home ever single weekend. Is she working while she is home. Hell no. She is having her hair dyed and her nails done and her face lifted up. Pretty Soon her eye brows will be into her hair line. Thank you Mr. Manchin. your a life saver. Pelosi will have her breakdown and then she will tell every one how bad she feels for Joe Biden. He doesn’t even know where he is .

    2. You should know that Congress only has to be in session 35 days out of the year. That is right they get paid for being on the job even if they are not on the job. Like Obummer said, I have a pen and a phone. That is exactly what they do. Absolutely not one thing. Dementia Joe doesn’t care. They really hated Trump. He made Pelosi stay in Washington to vote. She has hated him ever since. Yes Peter there is something with all of them. They just go home and act like its time for our Vacation. We don’t come back until After the First of the year. Unfortunately we have Democratic Governors who don’t do anything either.

  11. I really respect this man and hope all of the Dems know just how lucky they are to have him, and they should take a few or more lesson from the man, about becoming a real person that is for their people.
    wish he would change to being a Republican. he is too good for the democrats they usually don’t work for the people that they represent as Mr. Manchin.

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