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Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says

Manchin’s remaks contradict his stated reasons for opposing the Biden administration’s $1.8trn social spending package Senator Joe Manchin’s publicly stated reasons for opposing President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act social spending package don’t match up with what he told senate colleagues behind closed doors, according to a new report which alleges that he believes Americans who receive governmentContinue reading “Manchin thought parents would spend child credit on drugs and use paid sick leave to go hunting, report says”

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Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection

The U.S. Senate will vote early next year on President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.75 trillion policy bill as well as on voting rights, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Monday, despite conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled plans for both votes on Monday, the day after Manchin — who has stood asContinue reading “Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: We Are Beyond The Time For Something On Voting Rights To Pass – MSNBC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, responds to remarks from Sen. Manchin on BBB and why she calls for cracking down on the Senate and reforming rules.

Let’s talk about BBB, the GDP, and Manchin – Beau of the Fifth Column

Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends

“These are policy choices,” said one economic justice group. “We don’t have to choose this. All of this is 100% unnecessary and avoidable.” Progressives are spelling out for the Democratic Party the disastrous implications that are likely to come with the government’s possible failure to extend the enhanced child tax credit right as the White HouseContinue reading “Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends”

Senate Slammed for Passing ‘Bloated’ NDAA But Delaying Build Back Better Act

“Don’t tell me we can’t afford to fight poverty, cancel student debt, pass paid leave, and defeat the climate crisis,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal after senators approved the $786 billion military spending bill. As a bill authorizing $778 billion in military spending breezed through the U.S. Senate Wednesday amid darkening prospects for the Build Back BetterContinue reading “Senate Slammed for Passing ‘Bloated’ NDAA But Delaying Build Back Better Act”

Marjorie Taylor Greene Warns Americans Will Pay ‘Price Of Blood’ For Passing Biden’s Agenda – Farron Balanced

Marjorie Taylor Greene swears that she doesn’t want a new civil war in America, but in the same breath she threatened that we will have to “pay the price of blood” if Biden’s agenda gets passed. Greene is apparently so upset at the thought of Americans actually benefiting from the Build Back Better Act thatContinue reading “Marjorie Taylor Greene Warns Americans Will Pay ‘Price Of Blood’ For Passing Biden’s Agenda – Farron Balanced”

‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB

“The bottom line here is we have to help the middle class, not the 1%,” said the senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders warned late Thursday that a tax deduction that will disproportionately benefit wealthy Americans and that Democratic House leaders insisted on keeping in the Build Back Better Act will harm the party in upcoming elections,Continue reading “‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB”