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Senator Joe Manchin has been making headlines lately. In fact, The Raging Patriot previously reported that President Joe Biden was planning to meet in person with the Senator from West Virginia next week.
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The meeting in question was geared to see if Manchin would be open to or interested in supporting a 1.9 trillion dollar spending bill that is being spearheaded by the administration. As far as confidence, Biden did speak with the press and admitted that he was doubtful about convincing Manchin to do much of anything, let alone support the Build Back Better bill.
The much-discussed bill just barely passed The House last month. In fact, there was only one Democrat, Jared Golden, representative from Maine who voted against the bill.
It is now being reported that:
Joe Manchin is not happy President Joe Biden and others in the Dem party ignored his warnings on inflation.
Now, inexplicably the Democrats and Joe Biden want to add more spending to the mix.
Thankfully Joe Manchin is standing in their way and will not allow it.
He said: “No matter what spending aspirations some in Congress may have, it is clear to anyone who visits a grocery store or a gas station that we cannot add any more fuel to this inflation fire.”
Manchin (D-WV) said after the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their monthly Consumer Price Index Report indicating consumer inflation has risen to 9.1%, the largest 12-month increase since 1981:
“Today’s inflation data illustrates the pain families across the country are feeling as costs continue to rise at a historic rate.
“9.1% is cause for serious concern. Items like chicken, eggs and lunchmeat have increased to new highs, while energy costs rose more than 40% in June with those that can least afford it suffering the most.
“It is past time we put our country first and end this inflation crisis.
“For more than a year, leaders in Washington have ignored the serious concerns raised by myself and others about the rising cost of inflation.
“While Washington seems to now understand this reality, it is time for us to work together to get unnecessary spending under control, produce more energy at home and take more active and serious steps to address this record inflation that now poses a clear and present danger to our economy.
“No matter what spending aspirations some in Congress may have, it is clear to anyone who visits a grocery store or a gas station that we cannot add any more fuel to this inflation fire,” he said.
So, the much reported on in-fighting that has been going on within and around the Democratic party now brings another example to the forefront.
We have previously reported on the fact that many democrats will be choosing to retire this year. That might not seem like astounding news on its face, it bear in mind, dear reader, that this year is the mid terms.
Every democrat that leaves takes their vote with them. This has been read by many as an attempt to shake the foundation of Pelosi and to embolden Republicans to unseat her come November.