News That Will Drive You To Drink

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Trust me, says Joe Manchin

Here we go again:

Manchin says he has reached deal with Democrats on economy, climate bill

Uh-huh.

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday reached a deal with Democratic leaders on legislation that aims to lower health-care costs, combat climate change and reduce the federal deficit, a massive potential breakthrough for President Biden’s long-stalled economic agenda.

The new agreement, brokered between Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), opens the door for party lawmakers to try to advance the measure in the coming weeks. It caps off months of fierce debate, delay and acrimony, a level of infighting that some Democrats came to see as detrimental to their political fate ahead of this fall’s elections.

Under the deal, Manchin agreed to support roughly $433 billion in new investments, much of which is focused on climate change and energy production. In total, Democrats say their proposal — now known as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 — could lower energy costs, increase clean energy production and reduce carbon emissions roughly 40 percent by 2030.

The ball, I guess is in Sinema’s court: remember, she’s the no-taxes maven.

Anyway this tweet—if true— is delicious:

OK, that’s pretty fun, but I’ve watched everyone play this game with him too many times to get excited. I’ll be glad to be wrong, but pass the bill before you open the champagne: this is King Joe, after all. Treachery still abounds.

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4 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. artahzen says:

    It would be so tasty if he really votes for this bill and really did blindside McTurtle. Time will tell.

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  2. Redhand says:

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    Do I detect a note of skepticism in this?

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  3. R White says:

    More stale smoke and broken mirrors from the supposed small L leadership, ‘party of the people’ dims who like always over-promise and under-deliver and sweat it out when times up on the passage of needed legislation. What happened to sackless Schumer not using blackmail or the stick and carrot approach to contrarian president manchin instead of the false promises and wait and see approach. One can only assume that the energy production part of the troubled bill has a provision to only use dirty WV coal. Why else would a redneck asshole like president manchin bother voting for it?

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  4. roket says:

    OMG. Democratic Party Unity!! We can’t be having that. Time for the republicans to obstruct. Be sure and act shocked when this happens again for the millionth time. It’s all about principles after all.

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