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West Virginia: The Legislation Joe Manchin Is Holding Up Would Help His State — A Lot

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Breaking: Joe Manchin kicks the Dem party in the groin.
 

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Liar.
Manchin is saving WV, and the rest of the states, not hurting them.
Sinema is also saving AZ, and the rest of the states too.
The only way they could help more is by switching parties to the GOP.

The party that oversaw the $8 trillion dollar debt under Trump?
 
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Liar.
Manchin is saving WV, and the rest of the states, not hurting them.
Sinema is also saving AZ, and the rest of the states too.
The only way they could help more is by switching parties to the GOP.

You obviously don't understand how much Manchin is hurting his state financially by being obstinate on the $3.5 trillion bill.
 

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West Virginia struggles with the exact problems that Biden’s spending bill aims to fix.

West Virginia has long been synonymous with rural poverty and, today, its median income is the nation’s second lowest, behind only Mississippi.

For much of the 20th century, that bred public support for muscular government action and led to the election of Democratic senators like Robert Byrd, who used his long tenure on the Appropriations Committee to secure for the state more than $10 billion worth of public works, and Jay Rockefeller, who championed Medicaid and helped develop the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program. Today, roughly one in four West Virginians get medical coverage through those programs.

But like the rest of Appalachia and the South, West Virginia has increasingly elected Republicans. West Virginia’s Republicans haven’t crusaded for smaller government in the way, say, former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) once did, but they also have not supported major expansions of government programs, even as the state’s needs have quite obviously grown.

The national shift of more women into the workforce has increased the demand for child care, while an aging population living with more disabilities has increased the demand for long-term care, including home and community supports that let elderly and disabled people live in private homes and stay out of institutions. The latter need is especially acute in West Virginia, where the proportion of residents older than 65 is third highest in the nation.

All of that helps to explain why, in a recent report card on “care policies” by The Century Foundation, West Virginia was one of five states to get an F. The survey considered the quality, affordability and availability of a variety of programs, including child care and home care and paid leave for workers.

And although even the low-scoring states had some strong programs ― West Virginia, for example, has won praise for its universal pre-kindergarten initiative ― the overall level of support in these are, according to the report, “leaving families to scramble to manage work, care and family, creating impossible conflicts that lead to economic insecurity, poor health, added stress, and growing inequality.”

Much more at the link below...


Manchin is hurting West Virginia. He seems to be using spending and inflation as his excuses for blocking Biden's legislation. He is even against the For the People Act to protect voting rights. He also seems to be hung up on getting Republican support and defending the filibuster. What do you think?
God forbid there is one democrat that is concerned about the well being of the country....

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”
― Alexander Fraser Tytler
 

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You obviously don't understand how much Manchin is hurting his state financially by being obstinate on the $3.5 trillion bill.

I live in WV. I'm OK with it. I don't believe for a second we need everything in it or that it's paid for.
 

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Depends which site you use. Was the AFG war on budget or off budget, etc.
View attachment 545805

Not counting war costs was Bush's corrupt trick. It was nearly $8 trillion at least under Trump.
 
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I live in WV. I'm OK with it. I don't believe for a second we need everything in it or that it's paid for.

Good for you. However, Manchin is affecting 49 other states and millions of people.
 

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I believe he has said it needs paid for. I agree.



No that was John Tester and I agree with him.

Manchin has said he wants a 1.5 trillion dollar bill but won't say what he wants to cut only that he's not a liberal.

A lot of the bill is paid for but I agree with John Tester, it needs to be paid for.

I have no problem with raising taxes to pay for it too.

My parents and grandparents paid for the interstate freeway system that Eisenhower created. I have no problem with contributing to bring this nation into the 21st century and try to undo all the damage done to the middle class and lower income people.

I see this no differently from what past generations did.

We have to make our contribution to this nation.

It's about time we start.
 

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No that was John Tester and I agree with him.

Manchin has said he wants a 1.5 trillion dollar bill but won't say what he wants to cut only that he's not a liberal.

A lot of the bill is paid for but I agree with John Tester, it needs to be paid for.

I have no problem with raising taxes to pay for it too.

My parents and grandparents paid for the interstate freeway system that Eisenhower created. I have no problem with contributing to bring this nation into the 21st century and try to undo all the damage done to the middle class and lower income people.

I see this no differently from what past generations did.

We have to make our contribution to this nation.

It's about time we start.

Raise taxes and pay for it or vote it down.
 

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West Virginia struggles with the exact problems that Biden’s spending bill aims to fix.

West Virginia has long been synonymous with rural poverty and, today, its median income is the nation’s second lowest, behind only Mississippi.

For much of the 20th century, that bred public support for muscular government action and led to the election of Democratic senators like Robert Byrd, who used his long tenure on the Appropriations Committee to secure for the state more than $10 billion worth of public works, and Jay Rockefeller, who championed Medicaid and helped develop the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program. Today, roughly one in four West Virginians get medical coverage through those programs.

But like the rest of Appalachia and the South, West Virginia has increasingly elected Republicans. West Virginia’s Republicans haven’t crusaded for smaller government in the way, say, former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) once did, but they also have not supported major expansions of government programs, even as the state’s needs have quite obviously grown.

The national shift of more women into the workforce has increased the demand for child care, while an aging population living with more disabilities has increased the demand for long-term care, including home and community supports that let elderly and disabled people live in private homes and stay out of institutions. The latter need is especially acute in West Virginia, where the proportion of residents older than 65 is third highest in the nation.

All of that helps to explain why, in a recent report card on “care policies” by The Century Foundation, West Virginia was one of five states to get an F. The survey considered the quality, affordability and availability of a variety of programs, including child care and home care and paid leave for workers.

And although even the low-scoring states had some strong programs ― West Virginia, for example, has won praise for its universal pre-kindergarten initiative ― the overall level of support in these are, according to the report, “leaving families to scramble to manage work, care and family, creating impossible conflicts that lead to economic insecurity, poor health, added stress, and growing inequality.”

Much more at the link below...


Manchin is hurting West Virginia. He seems to be using spending and inflation as his excuses for blocking Biden's legislation. He is even against the For the People Act to protect voting rights. He also seems to be hung up on getting Republican support and defending the filibuster. What do you think?
folks from West VA won’t be bought off and sell their freedom to the demfacist cult
 

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West Virginia struggles with the exact problems that Biden’s spending bill aims to fix.

West Virginia has long been synonymous with rural poverty and, today, its median income is the nation’s second lowest, behind only Mississippi.

For much of the 20th century, that bred public support for muscular government action and led to the election of Democratic senators like Robert Byrd, who used his long tenure on the Appropriations Committee to secure for the state more than $10 billion worth of public works, and Jay Rockefeller, who championed Medicaid and helped develop the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program. Today, roughly one in four West Virginians get medical coverage through those programs.

But like the rest of Appalachia and the South, West Virginia has increasingly elected Republicans. West Virginia’s Republicans haven’t crusaded for smaller government in the way, say, former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) once did, but they also have not supported major expansions of government programs, even as the state’s needs have quite obviously grown.

The national shift of more women into the workforce has increased the demand for child care, while an aging population living with more disabilities has increased the demand for long-term care, including home and community supports that let elderly and disabled people live in private homes and stay out of institutions. The latter need is especially acute in West Virginia, where the proportion of residents older than 65 is third highest in the nation.

All of that helps to explain why, in a recent report card on “care policies” by The Century Foundation, West Virginia was one of five states to get an F. The survey considered the quality, affordability and availability of a variety of programs, including child care and home care and paid leave for workers.

And although even the low-scoring states had some strong programs ― West Virginia, for example, has won praise for its universal pre-kindergarten initiative ― the overall level of support in these are, according to the report, “leaving families to scramble to manage work, care and family, creating impossible conflicts that lead to economic insecurity, poor health, added stress, and growing inequality.”

Much more at the link below...


Manchin is hurting West Virginia. He seems to be using spending and inflation as his excuses for blocking Biden's legislation. He is even against the For the People Act to protect voting rights. He also seems to be hung up on getting Republican support and defending the filibuster. What do you think?
I think a pretty popular Democrat once said... Ask not what your country can do for you, but instead what you can do for your country.

The current crop of pseudo-Democrats...the Socialist Democrats... they have lost the path. This thread is the proof.
 

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I said in my post that I have no problem with raising taxes.

The person who has a problem with it is joe manchin.

Joe can't raise them on his own.
 

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West Virginia struggles with the exact problems that Biden’s spending bill aims to fix.

West Virginia has long been synonymous with rural poverty and, today, its median income is the nation’s second lowest, behind only Mississippi.

For much of the 20th century, that bred public support for muscular government action and led to the election of Democratic senators like Robert Byrd, who used his long tenure on the Appropriations Committee to secure for the state more than $10 billion worth of public works, and Jay Rockefeller, who championed Medicaid and helped develop the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program. Today, roughly one in four West Virginians get medical coverage through those programs.

But like the rest of Appalachia and the South, West Virginia has increasingly elected Republicans. West Virginia’s Republicans haven’t crusaded for smaller government in the way, say, former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) once did, but they also have not supported major expansions of government programs, even as the state’s needs have quite obviously grown.

The national shift of more women into the workforce has increased the demand for child care, while an aging population living with more disabilities has increased the demand for long-term care, including home and community supports that let elderly and disabled people live in private homes and stay out of institutions. The latter need is especially acute in West Virginia, where the proportion of residents older than 65 is third highest in the nation.

All of that helps to explain why, in a recent report card on “care policies” by The Century Foundation, West Virginia was one of five states to get an F. The survey considered the quality, affordability and availability of a variety of programs, including child care and home care and paid leave for workers.

And although even the low-scoring states had some strong programs ― West Virginia, for example, has won praise for its universal pre-kindergarten initiative ― the overall level of support in these are, according to the report, “leaving families to scramble to manage work, care and family, creating impossible conflicts that lead to economic insecurity, poor health, added stress, and growing inequality.”

Much more at the link below...


Manchin is hurting West Virginia. He seems to be using spending and inflation as his excuses for blocking Biden's legislation. He is even against the For the People Act to protect voting rights. He also seems to be hung up on getting Republican support and defending the filibuster. What do you think?
Sorry, but when someone with your track record says something will help it just is not worth reading.
 

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