Senator Joe Manchin, moderate Democrat from West Virginia, came in strong with a swing vote that ultimately shut down President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan, and now he’s speaking about inflation.
Manchin said that even though we avoided a financial crisis, “we’re getting into it because they’re making more of a crisis on the individual person today because of the high cost of inflation.”
Manchin explained his opposition to the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, and then he dropped the hammer on various other issues happening under the current administration.
“You heard me come out early and saying that I’m concerned about inflation, I’m concerned about COVID, I’m concerned about geopolitical unrest. This is three, four, five months ago. Guess what? Today, inflation’s the biggest threat I think we have right now,” said Manchin.
“No matter what we have done, we’ve sent out $5.4 trillion to try to help people to try to stave off a medical disaster, if you will, because of COVID when it first came. So, we’ve dodged that. We got a vaccine out earlier than anyone thought could happen. And then, on top of that, we dodged a financial crisis. But we’re getting into it because they’re making more of a crisis on the individual person today because of the high cost of inflation,” he concluded.
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