Monday, March 08, 2021

I'm Not Sure Manchin Understands Politics

Sure, Joe.
Manchin said he'll block Biden's next big package — $2 trillion to $4 trillion for climate and infrastructure — if Republicans aren't included.


Manchin said the infrastructure bill can be big — as much as $4 trillion — as long as it's paid for with tax increases. He said he'll start his bargaining by requiring the package be 100% paid for.

This bill needs Republicans AND tax increases. Sure, Joe.

I could be wrong! One does hope that the basic politician "pork for my state and some graft for my local friends" goal, which has sadly fallen into disrepute and been predictably replaced by much more unhealthy things, returns as a primary motivator.