On ensuring voter rights
On Friday, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin issued a statement about Martin Luther King Day.* From that press release:
Dr. King changed our society for the better and provided us a vision for what America could be, if we work together. My grandparents taught me that if you can count your . . .
Recent articles and reactions to West Virginia's senator
The most recent articles on Joe Manchin include this to-the-point article by Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell:
Manchin's coal corruption is so much worse than you knew https://t.co/fILHTw0X2d— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) January 10, 2022
From the article:
The truth is, Manchin is best understood as a grifter . . .
Today’s Wheeling Intelligencer editorial on Senator Joe Manchin: “A Principled Man in the Senate”
From the editorial:
Manchin has been able to resist enormous pressure through this process precisely because he answers to West Virginians, and he knows it.
I'm curious. Does he answer all West Virginians or only those with whom he gets money from or agrees?
What about the Intelligencer and the . . .
Manchin interviewed on WV Metro News
Senator Manchin was the first guest on today’s Metro News’ Talkline. Hoppy Kercheval began the program by allowing Manchin time to explain his decision to vote against the Better Back bill. Here is the Twitter feed of that segment:
The U.S. Senate will vote on the proposed Build Back Better . . .
Some consequences and reactions
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
Senator Joe announces on Fox News that he is killing the Build Back Better bill and voting rights bill
This morning on Fox:
Manchin also signals that he isn't in favor of changing the filibuster rules for voting rights. So that's basically it for Biden's agenda in this Congress. pic.twitter.com/wY87eWLBFy— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 19, 2021
Comments, anyone? (I'll refrain for the moment.)
Some follow-up on the previous post: Understanding Senator Manchin's and Capito’s opposition to extending child care subsidies
If you are wondering why both Manchin and Capito are opposed to extending the child care subsidies, the stumbling block for both appears to be whether religious organizations should be allowed to discriminate. While both Manchin and Capito are in favor of continuing the subsidy for child care, both also want the rules on who runs child care . . .