"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.” . . .
Scary stuff: Today, there are a spate of articles about West Virginia’s compromised senator and there is not much optimism to be found in any of them
For background, this is Coral Davenport’s Sunday analysis in the New York Times:
This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan
Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last . . .
A question for Senators Capito and Manchin, Governor Justice, and the WV GOP: Why is West Virginia not taking any of the Afghanistan refugees?
The WV Republican Party and Senator Shelley Moore Capito have been strong critics of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, and both have expressed sympathy for the plight of Afghan citizens who worked closely with this country for the last two decades.
Here is an Axios map that documents where the first wave of Afghan . . .
Analysis from the WVCBC plus the Manchin and Fox News perspectives
Sean O’Leary at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy provides some background:
On June 19, Governor Justice ended all federally funded pandemic unemployment benefit programs, 12 weeks before they were set to expire. The benefits — which included an extra weekly $300 payment to unemployed workers, as well as extended . . .
Looking out for #1
More investigative journalism from Sludge* on Senator Joe Manchin:
Manchin Bailed Out Plant That Pays Millions to His Family’s Coal Company
With the subheadline:
Here's how Joe Manchin made his millions in the waste coal industry
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