Here are two programs that will affect West Virginians if additional legislation is not passed
The Child Tax Credit will expire and West Virginia children will suffer
“There is no state that’s more impacted by the CTC,” said Kelly Allen (@kellakelWV), exec dir. of @WVCBP. “Households across the state would have trouble meeting their basic needs. There's real urgency right now to make sure families dont get left short.”https://t.co/TBkFqJtybG
The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund will likely become insolvent
Among other things, Build Back Better included a four year extension of an excise tax that is used to fund a program to help sick coal miners. Last year, the program doled out $40 million in benefits to West Virginia. https://t.co/ACxPKzDSsI
Don’t forget: this isn’t just about Joe Manchin. It’s about the dark money and billionaires and coal interests behind him, which keep winning at ours and the planet’s expense. Manchin is a living breathing reminder that America is often more oligarchic than it is democratic.
The issue with "bipartisanship" is not the idea of working together across party lines but the fact that, in practice, it means only passing legislation supported by corporate lobbyists and the wealthy
We need to all reflect on the ancient parable: ‘Don’t judge a man unless you’ve driven a mile in his Maserati, spent a night on his million dollar houseboat, or read his financial statements from Goldman Sachs wealth fund’ @Sen_JoeManchin