More negotiations over President Joe Biden’s massive spending leaves Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) in a heated exchange. Although to back up, we should create a different version of (D-VT) to add in the Socialist party, maybe (S-VT)? Can we all agree on that?
According to TheBlaze, Manchin wants to spend $0. That’s exactly how much most Americans want to spend as well. That would mean that Biden couldn’t have his wishes granted, and the spending would be shut off completely. There’s been a lot of pressure from both sides, from politicians and the public, for the bills to get struck down, and they likely will.
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mt.) told Axios, “Joe said, ‘I’m comfortable with nothing.’ Bernie said, ‘We need to do three and a half-trillion dollars.’ The truth is both of them are in different spots.”
America is also in different spots on the passage of the bills. The difference in trillions of dollars and zero dollars is across party lines, and, unfortunately, it is. America doesn’t need this coming out of a massive business shutdown. The economy needs time to balance out, and prices need to be regulated before anything even close to this is considered.
Chris Coons (D-Del.) said, “Manchin said, ‘We shouldn’t do it at all,” and “This will contribute to inflation. We’ve already passed the American Rescue Plan. We should pass the infrastructure bill and, you know, pause for six months.”
That’s a reasonably reasonable suggestion, but one that would still place the other trillions of dollars on the table. Also, the passage of trillions of dollars would most definitely add to inflation. Not to mention the $.08 milage tax that will be placed on Americans that’s buried in the bills. Tiny portions of the bills would benefit citizens. Almost all of it would benefit the government. That’s the thing to consider in the passage of anything in politics. Who benefits?
Manchin knows that he controls the passage of the bills and can say yes or no. His voice is on the table for all Democrats, and his opposition to Sanders is a reminder that he holds the cards. It’s not every day that a single politician controls the game, but Manchin is using this responsibly, and it should be noted. Everyone’s hats are off to the Democrats from West Virginia, the single most reasonable voice in the Democrat party as it stands today.
He told reporters, “This is not gonna happen anytime soon, guys,” showing that he isn’t willing to budge.
These rogue politicians are what Americans want. The men and women are willing to “buck” the system to care for the American people. Manchin, DeSantis, Cawthorn, Abbott, and many others are among the top of the resistance.