Joe Manchin Suddenly Supports the $700 Billion Green New Deal Spending Spree — Funded by New Tax Hikes As Inflation Hits 40-Year Highs

  • The Democrat Party’s answer to record inflation — MORE spending!
  • Senator Joe Manchin surprised Washington DC elites and the mainstream chattering class when he announced his support for the Democrats’ green new deal funded by nearly $800 billion in new tax hikes.
  • The Green New Deal will crush the coal and energy sector in his home state of West Virginia. But it will make the windmill manufacturers in China rich. That’s important!
  • The entire spending package will be funded by new taxes on workers and producers while inflation remains at 40-year highs.
  • Those Democrats sure do hate the Middle class!
  • Of course, they call their plan the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” — a total lie.

Via the UPI.

The bill would raise $313 billion through a 15% corporate minimum tax, $288 billion through prescription drug pricing reforms, $124 billion through IRS enforcement of reformed tax code and $14 billion by closing the carried interest loophole.

Again! Mitch ‘The Genius’ McConnell gets played by Manchin and Democrats in embarrassing orgy of spending…

BOING!!!!

“…no one knows when McConnell will step down.

Best Signal yet that Democrats know they are losing the Senate— they need this last payoff for donors and lobbyists  

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Seventeen Republicans joined 47 members of the Democratic caucus to approve the $280 billion Chips and Science Act, a bid to relaunch the domestic semiconductor industry. That follows 15 Republicans last week joining 49 members of the Democratic caucus to confirm Judge J. Michelle Childs to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, giving her a leg up toward the ultimate judicial promotion of the Supreme Court.

And in late June, 15 Republicans joined all 50 members of the Democratic caucus to pass the most expansive gun violence prevention legislation in nearly 30 years. A few Republicans are even trying to round up a similar level of support for legislation that would codify the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed the right to same-sex marriage.

It’s an unusual burst of bipartisanship under the watch of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), whose leadership team has been remarkably unified for years. Instead, as McConnell himself supported two of the recent measures, his deputies broke into competing ranks and demonstrated small — but important — differences in how they approach the current 50-50 Senate and how they might possibly lead Republicans in the post-McConnell future.

Officially, Senate Republicans view these as singular moments in which policy and politics merged to prove mutually beneficial.

“You can’t interpret too much out of this other than these are sort of, I think, one-off issues,” Sen. John Thune (S.D.), the No. 2 leader as minority whip, said after Wednesday’s vote.

Sen. John Cornyn (Tex.), who spent a decade in official leadership posts, said Wednesday, “I refuse to be in that camp that says we can’t do anything with Democrats because we don’t want them to get any wins.”

Cornyn said the parties remain at loggerheads on the “major problems” of inflation, crime and border security, which will be the GOP’s focal point in the November elections. “But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look for other opportunities,” he said.

And McConnell, in interviews in late June, after he supported the gun violence prevention bill, said that it would make “America safer” and also give Republicans a chance to appeal to voters “in the suburbs that we need to regain to hopefully be a majority next year.”

To be sure, Republicans are not falling in line behind the Biden agenda. Next week, when Democrats hope to advance a broad party-line budget bill, all 50 Republicans plan to fiercely contest the plan that would lower prescription drug costs for seniors, shore up the health-care marketplace and raise taxes on the wealthy.

But in the recent bipartisan votes, a large bloc of Senate Republicans has shown a willingness to cut deals. Most Republicans expect McConnell to serve as leader at least through 2024, setting the record for longest-serving Senate leader, and he might stay on through 2026.

The three most discussed as aspirants to succeed him — Cornyn, Thune and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), sometimes called “the Three Johns” by insiders — do not like to openly talk about McConnell moving on.

“I don’t know whether that will ever come to pass, or if it does, when,” Cornyn said in a late June interview.

They most often vote in sync on tough votes, such as last summer when 19 Republicans, including McConnell, voted for the more than $1 trillion infrastructure legislation. Barrasso, Cornyn and Thune all voted no, just as they all voted yes last October to advance a bill to allow the debt ceiling to be lifted.