Senator Joe Manchin on extending the child tax credit
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has expressed reservations about the expanded child tax credit program. Here was his reaction to criticism of his position, earlier today:
Manchin was getting an earful on the floor from Democrats over child tax credit. But I just asked Manchin about that pressure. “No one pressures me," I'm from West . . .
Yes, American newspapers can still do investigative reporting
From the front page of today’s Charleston Gazette-Mail
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FirstEnergy and the Grant Town Power Plant admit a federally mandated contract between them is uneconomic for ratepayers, leaving WV's low-income ratepayers vulnerable and enriching Sen. Manchin. https://t.co/HmHVuyFl3p— Charleston Gazette-Mail (@wvgazettemail) December 12, 2021
Should the emphasize be on investment and jobs or Narcissistic Joe?
(Note -- we've had some problems with the RSS notification feed. It now appears to be working. This article, like the previous one, was written yesterday and refers to that day's editions.)
Which is more important? Toyota to invest $240 million in WV or Joe Manchin upset that the proposed Build Back Better gives a tax break . . .
First McKinley-Mooney poll, Kinzinger out, Capito and Manchin news
First McKinley-Mooney poll
NEW: An early poll of the #WV02 member-vs-member matchup commissioned by @GOPAC— Ally Mutnick . . .
Rep David McKinley (R) - 44%
Rep Alex Mooney (R) - 29%
Undecided - 18%
National Research Inc polled 400 LVs from Oct. 23-26 with a MoE of +/- 4.9%. (GOPAC has donated to McKinley)
Full memo: pic.twitter.com/qRPCerR2Ke
"I don't believe that we should turn our society into an entitlement society. "
Senator Manchin is not the only person who doesn't want to live in an "entitlement society." From Daily Kos:
I’m with Joe Manchin - I don’t want to live in an entitlement society. https://t.co/FfMFlz6ml3— michele rule (@rulemichele) October 8, 2021
I don't think the author . . .
Tone deaf Joe Manchin
I saw this clip earlier today; I think the visual says more than the audio:
West Virginians are kayaking to Joe Manchin's yacht and demanding he explain why he's stopping the reconciliation bill from advancingpic.twitter.com/Q09OC1aEHo— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) October 1, 2021
Consistently . . .
Joe Manchin on infrastructure
The latest from West Virginia’s Democratic senator
NEW: Manchin returns from his meeting w/ Biden, tells us he made “no commitments” to the President on the reconciliation package.
“There was no commitments made at all,” he said when asked about a top-line number. “Just good negotiations, talking about the needs of our country.” . . .