Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., remains a major thorn in the side of radical left Democrats as they try in vain to push through some semblance of their massive multi-trillion dollar social welfare spending bill that also spends billions on climate change initiatives.
On Monday, the moderate Democratic senator let it be known that he will not be supporting President Biden’s now $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better” plan until there is “greater clarity” about the impact it will have on the national debt and the economy, only to find members of his own party attacking him for being “anti-black.”
“Simply put, I will not support a bill that is this consequential without thoroughly understanding the impact it will have on our national debt, our economy and the American people,” Manchin said. “Every elected representative needs to know what they are voting for and the impact it has, not only on their constituents, but the entire country.”
Manchin accused the left-wing architects of the plan of playing “shell games and budget gimmicks” to mask the actual cost of the legislation, warning it could end up being “twice as high” as they claim if the programs included are extended. Progressives cut the cost of the legislation by placing limits on how long programs are funding, knowing full well that once a federal program is initiated it takes an act of God to halt it.
“As more of the real details outlined in the basic framework are released, what I see are shell games and budget gimmicks that make the real cost of this so-called $1.75 trillion dollar bill estimated to be twice as high if the programs are extended or made permanent,” he said.
U.S. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., the latest member of “the squad” of radical Democrats led by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responded to Manchin gumming up the works on what’s left of their socialist dream by treating him the same way her cabal treats Republicans, by accusing him of being a bigot and a racist.
“Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant,” Bush said.
Rep. Cori Bush: “Joe Manchin does not get to dictate the future of our country… Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act.” pic.twitter.com/ZNTohLF34m
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) November 1, 2021
A trained “healer” of cancer and AIDS, the Black Lives Matter activist said Manchin “must” support the measure — she stopped short of detailing the price he will pay if he doesn’t.
“Those same communities are overwhelmingly excluded from the bipartisan infrastructure bill,” Bush claimed. “When we talk about transformative change, we are talking about a bill that will benefit Black, brown and Indigenous communities. We cannot leave anyone behind. Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act.”
If you listen closely to the left, they are upfront about their “transformative” efforts to change the United States of America and have been since Barack Obama ran for president.
As for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, Manchin called on the House to pass the bill, warning that “holding this bill hostage” will not gain his support for their spending bill — progressives have insisted that the two measures be passed together.
“For the sake of the country, I urge the House to vote and pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill — holding this bill hostage is not going to work in getting my support for the reconciliation bill,” he said Monday.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration insists that spending trillions of dollars will not only reduce the deficit, but also lower inflation, as seen in a statement from White House press secretary Jen Psaki — the president’s spokeswoman recently tested positive for COVID-19 and has been working in quarantine. No word on whether she suffers from fever.
“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, child care, elder care, and housing,” Psaki wrote. “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.”
Somehow, folks aren’t convinced that Bush will prevail in coaxing Manchin along in supporting their grift. Here’s a sampling of some of the responses to the story from Twitter:
If Cori Bush thinks playing the race card from the bottom of the deck will bring Manchin in, well… BUSH: “Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant.” Yep- this is totally getting done this week.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 1, 2021
Why is everything about race with some people? It is literally disgusting.
— Abdiel Acevedo (@C161) November 1, 2021
That should do it. https://t.co/CWlxXG2BcC
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) November 1, 2021
“You’re a racist, now give me what I want!” – dumb people who can’t make a legitimate case for what they want. https://t.co/4l8sptGxyz
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 1, 2021
You consider that to be fire? 🤡
— Mike (@senekim) November 1, 2021
I’m old enough to remember when the media didn’t pay any attention to lunatic members of congress. Bernie Sanders got laughed out of every room in Washington for decades.
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) November 1, 2021
Thankfully Manchin seems like the only sane and honest politician in DC!
— david duncan (@DreamscapeInvst) November 2, 2021
You must do what you’re told!!!
— Marcie Scott (@nc_marcie) November 1, 2021
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