In a statement issued Monday, Bush railed against her party mate’s refusal to toe the line. “Joe Manchin does not get to dictate the future of our country.
I do not trust his assessment of what our communities need the most. I trust the parents in my district who can’t get to their shift without childcare,” she began.
She then ticked off who she trusts. “I trust the scientists who have shown us what our future will look like if we fail to meaningfully address the climate crisis.
I trust the patients and doctors crying out for comprehensive health coverage for every person in America,” Bush lamented.
All in all, Bush blamed the entire Senate for holding up the reconciliation bill passed. Then, she hinted that Manchin might be anti-minority for opposing the bill.
The Democrat infighting drama continues as party members couldn’t agree on President Joe Biden’s spending bill program.
This time, Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) called out Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), who earlier said he remains opposed to the President’s spending proposal. Specifically, Manchin said that the trillion-dollar program will cause an “economic crisis.”
Democrat Infighting Delaying Passage of Spending Bill
“Joe Manchin’s opposition to the Build Back Better Act is anti-Black, anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-immigrant.
When we talk about transformative change, we are talking about a bill that will benefit Black, brown and Indigenous communities.
Those same communities are overwhelmingly excluded from the bipartisan infrastructure bill. We cannot leave anyone behind. Senator Manchin must support the Build Back Better Act.”
Manchin: Too Many People Playing Games
Democrat infighting is threatening to kill the President’s plan to infuse the economy with infrastructure programs and social spending. Specifically, Democrats are at odds over money.
Earlier Monday, Manchin held a press conference saying that too many people are playing games with the bipartisan infrastructure bill. As for the reconciliation bill, he will not support it.
“Throughout the last three months, I’ve been straightforward about my concerns that I will not support a reconciliation package that expands social programs and irresponsibly adds to our $29 trillion in national debt that no one seems to really care about or even talk about,” Manchin said.
“Nor will I support a package that risks hurting American families suffering from historic inflation. Simply put, I will not support a bill that is this consequential without thoroughly understanding the impact that it’ll have on our national debt, our economy, and most importantly, all of our American people,” he added.
The West Virginia senator suggested lawmakers have no idea on what they’re voting for. In addition, they have little knowledge of the impact the bills will have on the country.
Manchin Says Spending Bill Doesn’t Make Sense
Manchin said that increasing social programs are happening right when major programs are in danger of running out of funds.
“For example, how can I in good conscience vote for a bill that proposes massive expansion to social programs when vital programs like Social Security and Medicare faces insolvency and benefits could start being reduced as soon as 2026 in Medicare and 2033 in Social Security?
How does that make sense? And I don’t think it does. Meanwhile, elected leaders continue to ignore exploding inflation, that our national debt continues to grow and interest payments on the debt will start to rapidly increase when the Fed has to start raising interest rates to try to slow down this runaway inflation,” he said.
Manchin also warned that the price tag of $1.75 trillion is just the starting rate. He explained that he sees “shell games and budget gimmicks” that cover up the real cost of the programs.
The possibility of spending more if the programs get extended permanently or renewed.
Watch the MSNBC video reporting on Representative Cori Bush Calling out to fellow Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema: Let Us See The Vote, That’s How We Know Where You Stand:
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