Senator Manchin was slammed with attacks from the transportation Senator Pete Buttigieg for wanting to reduce the spending bill; “You resistance is going to cost people’s lives!”
Sen Manchin is becoming more and more familiar with Democratic attacks, with Sen Sanders writing an op-ed on his and Sen Buttigieg outright attacking Sen. Manchin on CNN’s State of the Union this Sunday.
Senator Manchin faced another week of attacks from more Left wing officials after Manchin solidified his position for opposing Biden’s clean energy performance program (CEPP) and his $3.5tn spending bill. This week? Pete Buttigieg appearing on CNN’s State of the Union that the holdout politicians’ stonewalling of Biden’s ambitious climate plan could be “deadly.”
Manchin openly voiced his concerns over the program’s reliability and paying private businesses to do something that the industry is leaning toward doing anyway.
Manchin has voiced that he would open the door to a 1.9tn to 2.2tn deal range, saving at a minimum of 1.3tn from the original deal. The most significant sticking point is that the reconciliation bill includes the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits using federal funds for abortion expenses.
Multiple White House officials have acknowledged that clean energy and clean electricity provision will likely be dropped from the bill to secure the support of Manchin and fellow senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona.
With a 50-50 senate, the Democrats would need to have all 50 senators vote in favor of the bill.
With the bill, if passed, going to primarily governmental program expansion. The bill would not aid in the current unemployment or supply chain crisis. It would, more than anything, force citizens to become more dependant on the government. “Millions of jobs are open, supply chains are strained, and unavoidable inflation taxes are draining workers’ hard-earned wages as the price of gasoline and groceries continues to rise,” Manchin said.
I suspect that there will be more attacks on Menchin as time goes on from various democratic politicians. It is evident from the amount of pressure they are currently applying. Democrats cannot afford any defections from their massive spending bill.
There is one thing to take away from all of this. It’s that if there are two phrases, you never want to hear someone who says, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.”