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

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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?

West Virginia residents want this legislation! The polls show that.
 

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West Virginia residents want this legislation! The polls show that.
When you tell anyone that the government is going to give you free stuff and the rich are going to pay for it, well everyone will be your best friend and love your proposal.

We can't even pay for what we spend today, adding "3.5 Trillion" in spending is irresponsible. Where do we think that the line between personal responsibility and government control begins and ends? 47% of the population doesn't pay federal income tax, yet they are big time users of the system. No skin in the game. There is a lot of tax fraud in that space I am sure.

Figure out what you can afford and plan accordingly. What is the interest on a $25 trillion dollar debt anyway-about a half trillion $$ and growing. Add more spending programs without understanding where the revenue will come from is just more irresponsible governing. Today our annual federal tax revenue is about $3.9 trillion. So that gives you an idea on how much taxes will have to increase to pay for in essence $5 trillion in spending between the 2 bills.
 

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And trump did so much to help the coal miners during his presidency, didn't he?
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Well the dems blocked everything.....and they still are nlocking everything...
praise Manchin

live by the sword.......die by the sword

lololololololol
 

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When you tell anyone that the government is going to give you free stuff and the rich are going to pay for it, well everyone will be your best friend and love your proposal.

We can't even pay for what we spend today, adding "3.5 Trillion" in spending is irresponsible. Where do we think that the line between personal responsibility and government control begins and ends? 47% of the population doesn't pay federal income tax, yet they are big time users of the system. No skin in the game. There is a lot of tax fraud in that space I am sure.

Figure out what you can afford and plan accordingly. What is the interest on a $25 trillion dollar debt anyway-about a half trillion $$ and growing. Add more spending programs without understanding where the revenue will come from is just more irresponsible governing. Today our annual federal tax revenue is about $3.9 trillion. So that gives you an idea on how much taxes will have to increase to pay for in essence $5 trillion in spending between the 2 bills.
What you're saying is that you don't want the rich to have their taxes raised

"We can't even pay for what we spend today"
Of course we can. We only pay interest on our debt. That costs $370 B. You think we can't afford that?

You're a fool
 
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Joe Manchin's previous statements on infrastructure spending on Jan 19, 2021:

Sen. Joe Manchin calls for up to $4 trillion in infrastructure spending as Democrats are poised to control Congress​


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia called for up to $4 trillion in infrastructure spending over the weekend as Democrats are on the verge of controlling Congress for at least the next two years.

"The most important thing? Do infrastructure. Spend $2, $3, $4 trillion over a 10-year period on infrastructure," he told Inside West Virginia Politics, a news program. "A lot of people have lost their jobs and those jobs aren't coming back. They need a place to work."

Sen. Joe Manchin Calls for up to $4 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending


What changed his mind?
 
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Manchin is becoming a pariah in his own state of West Virginia.
 

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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 he is representing his state. He is a Democrat trying to get votes in a Republican state. He can either buckle to the Dems, lose his job or do what he thinks is in the states best interest. Looks like he is representing his state and not a party.
 

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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?
Just another lying piece of propaganda from a piece of shit lying shill. Why should we listen to someone like you who is a self declared liar and shill?
 
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AWWWW Just because he won't march in lockstep with you fucking Communists? You all need to be lined up against a wall.

Your deranged and hateful comment earned you a permanent ignore. Bye...
 
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Manchin is a greedy fool who is beholden to his donors and personal coal investments. He is betraying his constituents and state. Shame on him!
 

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