Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has stood up to President Joe Biden and is forcing President Biden to chop down the absurd price tag on the mammoth reconciliation bill.
Democrats have been working to pass a $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that threatens to tip America over the edge into a maelstrom of inflation.
Axios reported that “Defying a president from his own party — face-to-face — is the strongest indication yet Manchin is serious about cutting specific programs and limiting the price tag of any potential bill to $1.5 trillion. His insistence could blow up the deal for progressives and others.”
Democrats need centrist Senator’s votes to pass President Biden’s legislative agenda, and clearly bullying them isn’t going to get the job done.
Senator Manchin has reportedly been stubbornly resisting any attempt by President Biden to capitulate and support the gargantuan spending bill.
This latest defeat is especially frustrating for Democrats who were so hopeful following the successful takeover of the Senate in the 2020 elections. The reality is that without centrist support, no Democrat bill will succeed.
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