Residents in West Virginia are backing Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s decision to kill Joe Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan; saying the proposal would hurt the economy and change American society.
“I have always said, ‘If I can’t go back home and explain it, I can’t vote for it,'” the West Virginia Democrat said after announcing his decision. “Despite my best efforts, I cannot explain the sweeping Build Back Better Act in West Virginia and I cannot vote to move forward on this mammoth piece of legislation.”
“I absolutely support him,” one woman told Fox News. “Nothing in that bill was going to help West Virginia. In fact, it would cost us jobs, for which we, of course, would be paying as taxpayers.”
“I support Joe Manchin 120%,” said another.
“I’m praising him,” added one resident.
“I think it was the right thing to do,” one woman told Fox News. “Too much money going in the wrong direction.”
Another West Virginia man said: “We don’t need to spend the money and we don’t need to add to the deficit.”
“You gotta admire the man for sticking to his guns and doing what’s right,” claimed another.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BREAKING NOW: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to ‘VOTE YES’ on Kavanaugh
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin unveiled his decision regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination Friday afternoon; saying he will vote “yes” on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.
“I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” tweeted Manchin just seconds after GOP Sen. Susan Collins pledged her support to the potential Justice.
I will vote to support Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/1FfuMTOZz8
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) October 5, 2018
The support of Senators Manchin and Collins gives Judge Kavanaugh 51 likely votes in the United States Senate; enough to pass the 50-vote threshold and confirm the Justice to the United States Supreme Court.
The full Senate will vote as early as Saturday morning.
BREAKING NOW: Joe Manchin Calls $3.5 Trillion Spending Package ‘Fiscal Insanity’
Democratic Senator Joe Manchin released a scathing statement Wednesday night on his party’s $3.5 trillion ‘Build Back Better’ plan, asking fellow legislators “how much is enough?” after spending $5.4 trillion since last March.
“Respectfully, as I have said for months, I can’t support $3.5 trillion more in spending when we have already spent $5.4 trillion since last March. At some point, all of us, regardless of party must ask the simple question – how much is enough?” posted Manchin on his Senate website.
“What I have made clear to the President and Democratic leaders is that spending trillions more on new and expanded government programs, when we can’t even pay for the essential social programs, like Social Security and Medicare, is the definition of fiscal insanity. Suggesting that spending trillions more will not have an impact on inflation ignores the everyday reality that America’s families continue pay an unavoidable inflation tax. Proposing a historic expansion of social programs while ignoring the fact we are not in a recession and that millions of jobs remain open will only feed a dysfunction that could weaken our economic recovery. This is the shared reality we all now face, and it is this reality that must shape the future decisions that we, as elected leaders, must make,” he wrote.
“If there is one final lesson that will continue to guide me in this difficult debate ahead it is this: America is a great nation but great nations throughout history have been weakened by careless spending and bad policies. Now, more than ever, we must work together to avoid these fatal mistakes so that we may fulfill our greatest responsibility as elected leaders and pass on a better America to the next generation,” he concluded.
Read Manchin’s full statement here.