Democrat Senator Joe Manchin is putting the brakes on the $3.5 trillion dollar spending bill that Biden and Democrats were planning to ram through this fall.
Manchin reasons that the country already has enough to deal with and he’s right.
The Democrat agenda should be frozen as long as one American still remains stranded in Afghanistan.
Bloomberg News reports:
Manchin Jolts Democrats by Urging ‘Pause’ on $3.5 Trillion Bill
Senator Joe Manchin is demanding a “strategic pause” in action on President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, potentially imperiling the $3.5 trillion tax and spending package that Democratic leaders plan to push through Congress this fall.
The West Virginia Democrat, a linchpin vote in the evenly divided Senate, said at an event in his home state on Wednesday and in a Thursday Wall Street Journal op-ed that rising inflation and a soaring national debt necessitate a go-slow approach and a “significantly” smaller plan than the one Democratic leaders and the White House have endorsed.
“By placing a strategic pause on this budgetary proposal, by significantly reducing the size of any possible reconciliation bill to only what America can afford and needs to spend, we can and will build a better and stronger nation for all our families,” Manchin said in the op-ed.
Manchin’s resistance to the core of Biden’s economic plan caps a politically painful month for a White House that has grappled with a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, a resurgent pandemic and a massive hurricane that cut a path of death and damage from Louisiana to New York.
As you can imagine, people on the left are very upset.
Good lord I do not have nice things to say about Joe Manchin. https://t.co/g750rxPE5g
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) September 2, 2021
Why does Joe Manchin claim to be a Democrat? I’m tired of his shit.
— Avenger Resister (@AvengerResister) September 2, 2021
At this point, Manchin and Sinema have essentially declared war on President Biden and their own party's agenda. The only question left is whether war will be waged in return. https://t.co/wV66MZxj6q
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) September 2, 2021
If more Democrats were decent people, they would agree with Manchin.
We still have people trapped in Afghanistan.