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The Dan Bongino Show
Report: Biden Expected to Announce Reelection Bid
"Apparently according to multiple sources from the Democrats I'm these are my sources These are people in the Democrats are saying or their sources to be clear What do you think I'm like sitting in a Democrat focus group Dan come on in No these people don't talk to me at all I'm just telling you what other Democrats are openly reporting Joe Biden is planning to announce a reelection effort tomorrow Tuesday or sometime this week which I think is so obscenely stupid I don't even know what he's thinking It's not even just an age at you It's a competence issue It's an agenda issue He is so far alienated Be centrist wing and granted it's an increasingly small population of Democrat party but it is there They no mistake I mean Joe Manchin still wins in West Virginia despite the fact that Trump won there by double digits So let's not pretend they're not out there They may not be as big a number as they were during the Clinton era but in the Democrat leadership council but they're still there But he is so alienated them with everything from paying off your neighbor's student loans to this new push to racially gerrymander your neighborhood to this pushing of transgender ideology and having these influencers at The White House He is so alienated people I'm not sure he can ever kind of pull back the magnet towards the center there I don't think he can do that
The Big Take
Fresh update on "joe manchin" discussed on The Big Take
"Changed over the decades. And Bloomberg reporter Claire Suddith is also here to talk about why summer camp really is just another way to say childcare and has a lot of the same problems. Whenever you look at of sort the inequity in childcare, the harder you make a process, the more people are going to fall through the cracks. Lydia, you talk about how people who provide childcare often aren't given respect the they deserve. And you encounter that when you are talking to people who run camps about how difficult it is This conversation is so kind of complex is because the numbers we have for childcare, the childcare situation in America, camp is part of that. But if the numbers aren't, you can't really parse them. So when you talk about childcare, childcare, there are 12 .3 million children have working parents. It's the recent figure that I read, but there are only 8 .7 million licensed childcare providers. We already have a just huge people who work with children and who want to continue communicate about their children. And so population of more than 1 .5 million people in America. The impact of the vocation, workers are not earning a salary that is commensurate with that high number. And so there's incredible turnover. There are just just a lot of places where childcare workers can earn more money, facilities cost is a huge problem. So all of those things that childcare providers are experiencing sort of also apply to camp. But there's an added component of the fact that the work is seasonal. So if a camp is only running for 10 weeks, they're hiring people, they're not able to pay them a ton, generally speaking, and they're usually not promising them work that's going to last year round. So that just kind of compounds the fundamental labor issue that exists on across the care spectrum. I also think one of the things that makes childcare so expensive is, when you're talking about daycare, you're talking about babies and kids preschool age and younger, and so maybe they're not matching with the camp cohort. But, you know, you have to make sure that they have background checks, they've done CPR training, there's usually this like child to staff ratio component where you have to have, you know, one caregiver for every three or four babies and maybe five or six older kids something or like that. And summer camps have some of those same requirements, probably CPR, definitely a background check. The staffing because they're not watching infants is probably not as bad. But, know, you when I think back on my summer camp memories, I was elementary school age, but I was like, wandering around in a day camp playing kickball overseen by a bunch of teenagers who probably had not learned CPR. And that's probably not possible at a camp run today under today's regulations, I was sort of the lax 1980s crew. And a lot of that is good and necessary. But that just makes it even harder. Claire, you wrote a story that called child care the most broken business in America. said And you that it's a rare example of an almost entirely private market in which the service offered is too expensive for both consumers and the businesses that provide it. And that seems to describe what we're talking about summer camps too. Yeah, I mean, so summer camps are part of this. But when you Think think about just childcare in America. It's so expensive, because in order to host a good summer camp or provide good childcare, we have all of these regulations and stuff that we want to have to keep kids safe. You know, we are very concerned about children's well being as we should be. But the cost of that is so high that unless the government subsidizes it, parents can't really afford it. And the government periodically tries to fix it. I don't know if you guys remember the whole like build back better debate that was happening. But in the early versions of all of that childcare was included. And it was this bold move on the part of Congress and President Biden to be like, look, we understand parents problems, we understand the healthcare industry's predicament, and we are going to allot a sizable chunk of money to, you know, not fix the problem, but really try to make it better. What they were going to do was allot a bunch of money for states to sort of opt in and create their own programs within their states to fix it. And so I think you would have had a tiered system where sort of like Medicaid expansion, but it ultimately failed. And in large part, that was because of Senator Joe Manchin, who was saying, you know, we can't spend so much money on this, we cannot afford to spend what I think the Congressional Budget Office is going to save us about $22 billion a year, which sounds like a huge amount of money, except that that's only 2 % of the military budget. So what they're saying is we cannot take 2 % of the military budget to create something that American families need and will really improve the economy, make childcare workers' lives better, allow these businesses to thrive, and also allow parents to work more. And that did not even include summer camp. So as far behind as we are on the childcare issue, we are even further behind, I think, on summer camp. So what is the solution here? What can be done to help parents who are really struggling when it's not summer to provide healthcare, and then even more so during the summer when all the usual go away? It's basically like triage mode, and the places and institutions that are working on this are really thinking about the many, many kids who have been sort of left out of this conversation because they are not accessing camp at all. There lots are of entities that are kind of thinking about how to reach those families and kids, and I spoke with one camp director in San Francisco. It's a San Francisco -based California nonprofit called Edmo, and Ed Caballero, I had a great conversation with him where Francisco camp where he described, they used to run camps that were just sort of open to the public and anyone who could pay the four five or hundred dollars a week would sign up. They had the same kind of like registration hunger games every year. what he told me is that equity was very important to them and so they would advertise their scholarships and really try and get a lot of kids whose families normally wouldn't be able to pay, but the process they use, which is like the general registration process
The Officer Tatum Show
Manchin Defends Trump
"Let me read this from town hall and says Democrat Joe Manchin defends Trump against woke DA's indictment. Let's see, it's just senator Joe Manchin says flag Bragg must remove all doubt in American judicial process, warns that a witch hunt against Trump will further divide the country. And that's without a shadow of a doubt. It will divide our country. But do they care as a real question? Do they care that they are dividing our country? Donald Trump was put on a gag order, which means that he literally can't talk about the trial and can't talk about the things of the trial in public. And there's a legitimate reason to do that, and then as an illegitimate reason to do that, right? De legitimate reason to do that is because you don't want the taint, the jury pool, you don't want lies being spewed. You don't want confusion and chaos being conjured up if you are out talking about a legal process that's still underway.
Fresh update on "joe manchin" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Family, I'm announcing I'm running for President of the United States. They put out that video hours after former New New Jersey Governor Chris Christie kicked off his own 2024 bid. Also making news, UK Prime Minister Xi Sunak making his first trip to Washington as British leader, Secretary of State Antony Blinken putting his trip to China back on track and Republican hardliners halting House business in a warning to Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Let's bring in Bloomberg government congressional reporter Zach Cohen with a lot happening in the nation's capital this morning. Zach, I'm sure you've had a chance to listen to former Vice President Pence's video. announcement What does it tell you about how he's going to run this presidential campaign? Well, it sounds like we're going to see the Mike Pence that would have run in, you know, 2016 had he done so before he was picked for the vice presidential ticket. This is somebody who, you know, for a long time has described himself as a Christian conservative even before he would even call himself a Republican. And I think he's going to try to run sort of evangelical ticket and platform. And, you know, frankly, some of the strengths Trump's that team identified that they wanted him on the ticket in the first place. Now, the 2020 election and Trump's refusal to concede to Joe Biden kind of severed those ties between Trump and the Pence camps. Now Pence is going to sort of make a go of it on his own name. And so I anticipate he's going to try to straddle this line between wanting to talk about all the things that the quote unquote Trump -Pence administration did as he likes to put it, while also trying to sort of establish himself as his own brand and somebody that maybe the nation has a chance to get to know, whereas maybe some in Washington or Indiana have known for years. As you mentioned, he does talk a lot about the accomplishments of the Trump -Pence administration. One thing that was interesting about this video, though, was that he didn't mention the former president by name, something that we certainly saw last night when former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie kicked off his campaign and really took it to the former president. Yeah. I mean, this is going to be the central tension in the Republican primary, at least for the next couple of weeks and months, especially in the lead up to the first presidential debates in August. You're going to have lawmakers or you're going to have candidates who are going to want to straddle this line between attacking Trump, who's clearly the front runner in this race, being the only who's one even previously been elected to the presidency, and those that are going to want to stay on his good side and maybe try to play for the vice presidency or a spot in the cabinet. And there's a large part of the Republican party that still believes Trump that is the rightful pick for the Republican nomination. It's wise leading in all the polls, and they're not going to want to turn off those voters, especially if Trump is still dominant in the party. And so it's going very to be tricky to sort of create some distance from the front runner without attacking the front runner. Chris Christie, the former New Jersey governor is obviously taking a much more aggressive approach to that. But I think you'll see other candidates, and you're already seeing York to try to create more subtle differences between them and Trump. And on top of all this, we're expecting North North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum to announce his candidacy as well. We talk about whether investment strategies are getting overcrowded. Is this Republican presidential race getting overcrowded, Zach? Yeah, Doug Burgum, the governor of North Dakota, who's also elected in 2016, coincidentally, and has always been something of an outsider. I think ran he against the then attorney general and managed to win, mostly because he's rather wealthy. Microsoft executive basically sold all of his Great Plains software company to Microsoft. So he'll be able to self -fund and introduce himself to people nationwide, even those that don't know him as governor of North Dakota. But he's just one of something like a dozen people that are in this race now. And you could see a repeat of what we We saw in 2016, where enough of the anti -Trump coalition fractured that block of support and allowed Trump to come through with even just a plurality of support within the Republican Party. And so there'll be some hard questions in the coming months about, OK, which candidates need to drop out, especially after those early primary caucus states, who needs to drop out so that way a clear Trump alternative can come through. But right now, everybody's kind of testing the waters and see if they can be that alternative. In the minute we have left here, let's Zach, focus on this current president and some geopolitics. What are you going to be watching for as the Prime Minister of the UK, Rishi Sunak, makes his way through Washington for the next few days? A big question for me, obviously, what is sort of trade deal that's not a trade deal they can come to. Obviously, the US and the UK have a very broad military alliance, but don't really have the same economic ties. That's what Sunak has been telling folks is he wants greater economic ties, especially in the face of what has been a growing strain of protectionism in US government subsidies for things like microchips and electric vehicle subsidies. That's going to run afoul, obviously, of people like Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, people who have been really adamant that some of these subsidies only go to American -made cars. I think that will be really interesting. with He'll meet Biden today. He'll meet with leaders in Congress, Kevin McCarthy, the speaker, Senate leaders, Chuck Schumer, Mitch McConnell, and then he'll head back to the UK. All right, Bloomberg government. Congressional reporter Zach Cohen, thanks for the debrief. All that's happening in Washington, DC. And you can read more at Bloomberg .com or on the Bloomberg terminal. Follow all the latest on Bloomberg Radio in Washington. Listen there on Bloomberg 99 .1 and 105 .7 FM HD2. Look at this. Less than p futures News. 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The Charlie Kirk Show
Why the RESTRICT Act Is a Sweeping Assault on Americans’ Freedoms
"Have the bill. Here, the restrict act. You guys can all check it out as a citizen. S 6 8 6 for the 118th Congress restrict act. The first sentence to authorize the secretary of commerce to review and prohibit certain transactions between persons in the United States and foreign adversaries for other purposes. Now, mind you, they could pass a very clear and simple piece of legislation targeted that TikTok, but you're trying to tell me the regime is going to pass up this opportunity to create a new Patriot Act. Of course not. This is not about TikTok. This is not about TikTok. This is about being able to usher in a brand new censorship regime. So who's behind this, exactly? Lindsey Graham has his name on the bill. As a co sponsor, John thune, Republican from South Dakota. Fisher from Nebraska, Joe Manchin waste the time. Jerry Moran from Kansas. Sullivan from Alaska, Susan Collins from Maine, of course Mitt Romney, Shelley Moore capito, from West Virginia, introduced the bill. Have they actually read the bill? Are they or is this just rep by, is this composed and basically put together by lobbyists? And if you know how legislation works, you know that K street lawyers, the DHS, lawfare types, working for the alliance of U.S. tech and deep state interests, probably wrote this restrict act. This is a written written by Google and written by Facebook and written by congressional staffers.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Governor Pete Ricketts Selected to Fill Nebraska Senate Seat
"Governor. You know, Mitt Romney was a governor became a senator. Joe Manchin was a governor became a senator. It's a very different way of are you used to slowing down a lot because you used to have to make things happen in Nebraska. Now you're going to have to watch things go slow. What do you think? Well, that's what I have been told that as governor, you know, there's a sense of urgency about everything you're doing because you've got to make things happen. The Senate by its design, right? Our founders wanted a body that would slow things down. They didn't want politics to be whipsawed back and forth. And so that's how they designed the Senate to work. So I've got to change my mindset with regard to how this goes. But it's certainly informed been an important institution for us over the years to provide that stability for our country. We can certainly see that when you're compared to say the parliamentary systems around the world that can change governments at a drop of a hat. Governor ricketts shouldn't be senator ricketts. I don't know if you've talked to leader McConnell yet. I am a great fan of leader McConnell. I think he saved the United States Constitution when he held open the vacancy created by the untimely death of Antonin Scalia. And I think he got Donald Trump elected, and of course he got Donald Trump's nominees confirmed. Have you talked to him yet about what you want to do and your priority? Yeah, I have as a matter of fact, I just had a conversation with him last night where he was giving us an advice. Not that due to similar to what you said. He was urging patients because the Senate moves slower. But I've actually known senator McConnell since I ran for Senate back in 2006. And I'm staying in touch with him over the years. So I'm looking forward to working with him. And I agree with you, you know? He is a very strategic thinker. He's really done a great job for us in the U.S. Senate as leader and I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to be able to learn from it.
J. D. Vance: Tim Ryan Will Vote to Get Rid of the Filibuster
"And I just want to be clear I think I have been to the people in Ohio to conservatives and Republicans I've gotten to know you much much better and I have a great deal of respect for you and what you're doing and how you're going about doing it You're up against the Democrat party machine All of our guys and gals are pouring tons of money into these races to try and redefine who you are and to try and redefine who Tim reiners who the Democrat is And then they complain about dark money The other thing I'm worried about is they're at war on the constitution If this guy Tim Ryan goes then he's going to vote to get rid of the filibuster rule and they're going to ram through everything possible aren't they That's right And they've also he's voted to add Puerto Rico to the state list He's voted to add an additional state of course Washington D.C. That's four new Democrats That's exactly that's 40 Democrats that's awful for the United States Constitution And look you really Mark you know this better than I do But the constitution is fundamentally it's the set of rules that govern how we do self government in this country right And what I can't stand about this effort to change the filibuster to completely nationalize our elections to add new states so they can add more Democrats senators They're just trying to change the rules They know they can't win in a fair fight So they're trying to change the rules and it's one of the reasons why this election is so important because look of course I don't agree with Joe Manchin about most things I do give him credit for saving us from Washington D.C. as the 51st U.S. state I do give him credit for saving the filibuster but look can we count on them indefinitely I don't think that we can't
AP News Radio
Senate moves to advance bill to prevent government shutdown
"Lawmakers are working on a spending bill to keep the lights on and avoid a federal stoppage Democrats have unveiled a new stop gap spending measure meant to lend over $12 billion in support to Ukraine while preventing a partial government shutdown at the end of this week both houses must approve some sort of funding legislation by Friday and lawmakers are eager to wrap it up so they can hit the campaign trail out of November elections The bill includes $2 billion in disaster relief block grants 2.5 billion to help New Mexico recover from the largest wildfire in state history and $20 million for water and waste treatment improvements for Jackson Mississippi senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia extracted legislation to streamline the permitting process for energy projects and pipelines something that was getting mixed reviews from Republican leaders Republicans also rejected funding The White House was calling for to fight COVID-19 and
The Dan Bongino Show
Dr. Oz: John Fetterman's Reality Is Embarrassing
"It's a Pennsylvania race in the sense Obviously on these citizens of Pennsylvania can vote But it's not I mean you could be the 51st vote on everything from immigration policy to tax policy to an extension of the Trump tax cuts I mean this is a pivotal race and the problem here is that this is in marginal differences Doc It's not like wow it's a Kirsten cinema Joe Manchin type versus that's not what's going on here You have a guide to the left of Bernie Sanders and fetterman who's never had a job in his life Running to be the U.S. senator who could be deciding U.S. national policy This is a national race Well you're into the reality of his life It's a little bit embarrassing that he would be the potential Senate candidate from the Democratic Party Forget about from the Commonwealth The Democrats didn't want them They tried to block them and they were one vote short of endorsing his opponent who was a more centrist Democrat but this guy said if you like Joe Manchin don't vote for me because I'm not working with the moderate Democrats I definitely am not working with Republicans He is AOC on steroids Bernie Sanders by the way of endorsed each other called each other the two most progressive candidates in America Once the destroy all private healthcare But I don't even talk about that Because the main issue that's come up right now is the fact that he is advocating for anyone who takes the law pretty much The fraternal order of police endorsed the unanimously because they do test them so much He went through at least one third of all prisoners from our jails He believes in legalizing all drugs and then I'm going to tell you why that's important in a second He once also by the way open borders sanctuary cities All of the predictable things He really drew mentioned was wrong to hold back Joe Biden and they should have spent recklessly billions more which would of course worsen the 40 year inflation in all of us are suffering from But in
The Dan Bongino Show
J. D. Vance: 'I Feel Pretty Good About Our Chances in Ohio'
"But now that it's over and you're up against Tim Ryan fake moderate I mean the fakest of moderates He is like Joe Manchin Pardew here Ready to screw America over in a heartbeat You were seeing a lot of these polls out there JD and the Senate race you know yours included some people have said oh we could be in a little bit of trouble I just want you to keep in mind these were the same people who told us Lindsey Graham was in trouble in South Carolina to Jamie Harrison in the last cycle What do you make of the polling Well I think because we are running against a fake moderate we can't take anything for granted Dan So we got a guy who is called police aesthetically racist and yet goes on TV saying that he's the biggest defender of police And his whole campaign shtick has been that he wants the middle class tax cut And he just voted for Joe Biden's middle class tax increase in the inflation reduction act So yes we have an issue and that we have an especially shameless candidate But to directly answer your question I'm skeptical of all the hand wringing that happens in political circles at this time of year You saw it in 2014 You saw it in 2016 It's like every cycle there's this group of Republican consultants who winds about Republican chances in November And again that doesn't mean you can take things for granted But I feel pretty good about our chances Certainly in Ohio I feel great And nationally I feel pretty good We just have to keep on hammering these guys on throwing open the southern border on destroying our economy and on destroying public safety And it's pretty simple Joe Biden's not a good president The Democrats have supported him a 100% of the time And if you want something different if you want to be able to walk down the streets of a big city without being mugged vote for us
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
The Inflation Reduction Plan Only Inflates Taxes
"The president scored a couple of wins, the chips act he's doing a dance, although that was bipartisan. And of course taking out zawahiri is a grand and good thing. And I give him credit for pulling the twigger, I give Nancy Pelosi, try to forgo into Taiwan, but we're still stuck with this reconciliation bill. I've explained it this way. We don't know where senator sinema is if they get her and the vice president and everybody on the floor. They can pass this nightmare, which is it's called the inflation reduction act, not about inflation, doesn't reduce anything, and it raises taxes and spending. And as Joe Manchin not acting, it's collapsing. First, what's the story on senator sinema? What do we know? Yeah, we don't know on that. She's been very quiet on it. As she's going through it and she'll make her decision when she makes her decision, but you are correct. They're calling this the inflation reduction act except the problem is when they actually scored it, it doesn't reduce inflation. They say it reduces deficits as well, except when they scored it, they said it doesn't reduce deficits either. What it does is it increase taxes during a recession in those taxes specifically hardest hit manufacturers in the United States. So while we have a supply chain issue, there are raising taxes on manufacturing and making it harder for them. It does hire thousands and thousands of new IRS agents to do audits. The focus of there's no focus on the audit. So it's small businesses. People in every income bracket that are out there that they're going after with new IRS agents, it does raise the cost of natural gas, which is going to raise the cost of energy. It does make it harder to be able to develop new drugs and my favorite piece of it. It literally takes quote unquote savings on the healthcare side from Medicare and takes it out of Medicare, which is already having problems financially and moves it over to the Affordable Care Act. So it literally takes money from the investment for 76 year olds and moves it over and gives subsidies to 26 year olds instead. So there's a lot of problems in this bill that it creates more issues than solves issues.
The Dan Bongino Show
Amber Athey: Joe Manchin Is Hurting His Constituents the Most
The Dan Bongino Show
Joe Manchin Will Sell You out Every Time
"Joe Manchin from West Virginia to a West Virginia audience I love you You guys and ladies are the best I spend a good amount of time in West Virginia I used to take some vacations up there With my wife and daughters I love it It is a beautiful place Those mountaineers games don't you play country roads at the end of the game He does nothing like that Just watch it on rumble or elsewhere It's incredible But my gosh this guy is a disaster Joe Manchin it will sell you out every single time
Breaking: Schumer, Manchin Announce Deal on Energy Bill
"Well we have some breaking news and it's not pleasant Manchin and Schumer announced deal that includes energy and taxes This is breaking now This is their build back better Miniseries Joe Manchin and Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer writes Politico reached a deal on a bill that includes energy and tax policy Look out America A turnaround after the two deadlocked earlier this month and talks on Democrats marquee party line agenda In a joint statement the two Democrats said the legislation will be on the Senate floor next week Next week today's Wednesday next week it's going to affect your lives in a significant way and you don't have the foggiest idea what's in it in either do I And when the media interprets it for us it'll give it a biased interpretation and it will not include all the little stuff that's included in these bills This is how this government functions now It includes roughly $370 billion in energy and climate spending More spending on top of the other spending
AP News Radio
Manchin and Schumer announce surprise deal on climate and taxes
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting senator Joe Manchin says he has a deal with Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer on health energy and taxes Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has unexpectedly announced agreement with Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer on a package covering healthcare costs energy and climate issues higher taxes on the ultra wealthy and corporations and reducing the federal debt Last December resistance from Manchin who's one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate derailed a wide ranging $3.5 trillion ten year social and environment bill that was president Joe Biden's top domestic priority There was no immediate explanation for Manchin's sudden turnabout Mansion's press release provided
AP News Radio
Biden holds off — for now — on climate emergency declaration
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting President Biden is holding off on a climate emergency declaration President Joe Biden travels to Massachusetts today to promote his efforts to combat climate change but The White House hopes for those anticipating a climate emergency declaration Everything is on the table is just not going to be this week on that decision At Tuesday's White House briefing spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre said the prospect of issuing a climate emergency in the future is still on the table Pressure on Biden to take action intensified after senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia pulled out of negotiations on climate legislation last week Additionally the focus on climate has heightened amid a searing heat wave that's blasting Europe Mike Gracia Washington
The Dan Bongino Show
Amber Athey's Analysis of California's Major Primary Results
"But do you think what's happening in San Francisco what's happening in Los Angeles The potential bloodbath electorally that I leave the violence for the left there are coming up in 2022 Do you think it's enough to send a seismic shift or is it just going to be a ripple through politics I noticed they had a Tucker had was it David Sachs on last night He's a very good guest and he's like listen I have no faith that this is going to change anything long-term San Francisco We need this to be sustained It has to happen over and over and over again What's your take on that I mean it took two terms of Reagan and a term of George H. W. Bush 12 years before the Democrats were like oh maybe our party sucks and we should run a more Bill Clinton type character instead Yeah I'm still pretty cynical especially when you look at the types of Democrats that are winning the primary campaigns right Like you don't see Connor lands in Joe Manchin's winning That part of the party is pretty much dead and instead you see the squad gaining more and more power So I'm not optimistic at all In fact AOC just had a video that she posted where she was getting mad at other Democrats for saying hey guys maybe we shouldn't use the term black and X because it turns out Hispanic people actually don't like it And appropriating their language and they're not going to vote for us if we do that And she essentially called them selfish and said too bad we need to be inclusive and we're all going to use LatinX So no of course they don't get it
The Dan Bongino Show
Manchin Stunned by Deb Haaland's Confusion on Pausing Oil Permits
"So Joe Manchin's like hey listen a Deb I'm a senator here for the state of West Virginia here And I don't want my citizens to get dead And I'm trying to keep oil and gas prices down So we want to make sure we increase oil and gas production in the United States So why are we shutting down permits here So the hilarious part about this is Deb highland's office issued a letter about not issuing new permits right before she got up there and she's like I don't know anything about it How is it that a U.S. senator knows more about the office of the interior secretary than the interior secretary itself The answer is it's a Joe Biden appointed That's how Here check this out This secretary hall and I don't know Did you all just put out a statement Here's the department of interior just by out of statement And the statement basically says a proposed program is not a decision to issue specific leases or to authorize any drilling or development This is from your office So it looks like you are on a shut everything down Did you know you all put this I am sorry I am sitting in this hearing and not My God somebody shuts it down It shows what you're in ten years This is a mansion sitting there stunned He's holding the memo her office put out And he's laughing like this is this real How is it that I have the interior secretary in front of me I'm asking her about a impactful memo shutting down a lot of leasing and she has no idea what I'm talking about How is that
The Dan Bongino Show
Democrats Are Sleepwalking Into a Senate Disaster
"Democrats are sleepwalking into a Senate disaster reported on Maddie Iglesias He's a lefty substack They're noting that yeah 2022 isn't great for the Republicans but the Republicans will make some ground up because Biden's so unpopular But quote 2024 is much worse Look at the races in 2024 John tester Montana he's a Democrat and an awful one at that what he did to Ronnie Jackson an awful one How is John tester still elected statewide Montana I want to buy a place in Montana I love Montana I love love my town I had a guy come up to me in the place that he breakfast on if the church on Sunday this week telling me again how much he knows I love my tiny listen to my show How is John tester still a senator in Montana He's up Joe Manchin West Virginia Sorry gotta go Gotta go but he was wet He's not with us He's with the Democrats He can come over to the Republican side and then we can consider it He said Democrat Got to go Sorry Are you want to play cutesy time with people You go I don't do cutesy town I'll do a cutie time I think You want to do cutesy time You got to find a different show That's not this show Montana blood red state Virginia blood blood red state These two are probably doomed Sherrod Brown and Ohio one of the few states in the country trending red along with Florida Bottom are trending blue Jared Brown and Ohio 2024 deep trouble Bob Casey in Pennsylvania palous state trending purple big trouble Big big trouble
The Trish Regan Show
Twitter Employee Mutiny Rises Amid Elon Musk's New Role
"Of an explosive issue as we go into next month. Let me repeat that title 42, which has been in place since March 20 20 by the Trump administration. It will be repealed, I believe the date is May 23rd. So everybody's gearing up for some big challenges. You know, look, it's possible. It's possible that maybe the Biden administration will say, huh, that's not a good idea. Maybe we should put it back in place. I mean, you do have a lot of Democrats, including Maggie Hassan, at a New Hampshire John tester at a Montana. Joe Manchin out of West Virginia, along with Christian cinema, who of course is Arizona saying, you know, this isn't really going to work. And we can't actually have an end to title 42. So the drama lives on. Lots of news speaking of drama going on over at Twitter, Elon Musk of course, as we reported the other day, has taken a 9.2% stake in the company and that has a lot of employees. All you know is kind of nervous, kind of mad, kind of upset, threatening to quit, there's kind of a mutiny if you would going on over there at Twitter because Elon Musk is now joining the board. He's been asked to join the board and people are upset about that. They shouldn't be. They really shouldn't be, but nonetheless, this is such the world in which we live. And so according to a Washington Post article, the CEO of Twitter had a kind of ask me anything conversation or is going to have an ask me anything conversation with Elon Musk he had one himself Elon Musk is apparently going to address employees to address some of their concerns, but fundamentally, I think the problem here is ideology, right? For some reason, the left has thought it was absolutely okay to trample over any viewpoint that they didn't agree with. And that's what's been permitted on Twitter that's been permitted within the culture and it's gotten so out of hand that Elon Musk is coming along and saying, okay, this isn't working. It's not working for society. We can't even have humor anymore. Don't forget badly on B, which is a fantastic site. I encourage you, I encourage you to go and look at it, started by a great group of guys, Seth Dillon is running the company and the CEO there. And Elon Musk apparently loves
TIME's Top Stories
"joe manchin" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Card. Got the card that's built for business. By American Express senator Joe Manchin, says he won't vote for Biden's $2 trillion family and climate policy Bill. By Alan Fran, and hope yen, Associated Press, Washington. Democratic senator Joe Manchin said Sunday he can not back his party's signature $2 trillion social and environmental bill, dealing a potentially fatal blow to president Joe Biden's leading domestic initiative heading into an election year when Democrats narrow hold on Congress was already in peril. Manchin told Fox News Sunday that, after 5 and a half months of negotiations among Democrats in which he was his party's chief obstacle to passage, I can not vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can't. I've tried everything humanly possible I can't get there. Mansion's choice of words seemed to crack the door open to continued talks with Biden and top congressional Democrats over reshaping the legislation. But the West Virginia senator all but said the bill would die. Unless it met his demands for a smaller, less sweeping package, something that would be hard for many Democrats in the narrowly divided Congress to accept. The bill would provide hundreds of billions of dollars to help millions of families with children by extending a more generous child tax credit, creating free preschool and bolstering child care aid. There is more than $500 billion for tax breaks and spending aimed at curbing carbon emissions, which experts consider the largest federal expenditure ever to combat climate change. Other provisions would limit prescription drug price increases, create hearing benefits for Medicare recipients and bolster aid for the elderly, housing and job training. Nearly all of it would be paid for with higher taxes on the wealthy and large corporations. In an unusually hardball response to a lawmaker whose vote is crucial in the 50 50 Senate, White House press secretary Jen Psaki called mansion's announcement, a sudden and inexplicable reversal in his position and a breach of his commitments to Biden and congressional Democrats. She pointedly said that mansion, whose state is among the nation's poorest, will have to explain why many families will have to cope with higher health and child care costs, the bill is intended to address. Psaki said in a statement that mansion had in person given Biden a written proposal last Tuesday that was the same size and scope of a framework for the bill that Democrats rallied behind in October and agreed he'd continue talks. That framework had a ten year cost of $1.85 trillion. Officials hadn't previously disclosed that Tuesday meeting. We will continue to press him to see if he will reverse his position yet again to honor his prior commitments and be true to his word. Imagine aide gave The White House about a 20 minute notice before the lawmaker announced his position on national television, said a person familiar with the senator's actions who describe them only on condition of anonymity. The legislations collapse would deepen bitter ideological divisions between progressive and moderate Democrats. That would imperil the party's ability to get behind any substantial legislation before the November congressional elections when their control of Congress seems endowed, and it would add.
MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"joe manchin" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Tell us about what happened to your cousin magazine. Crafty oh belcher. She was murdered on the west side of charleston between one art and Eight thirty a front they in this month Her girlfriend the simplest back. She shot joe them age. Who was she couldn't point. She was we who have been targeted. She was there joshua's even so yes. It is is worse Gunshot downtown trump when people are trying to have a high. We gotta stop clubbing. Talk to just been now at night. It's not safe anymore Recent recently pass years just being daytime people. Don't even care our where there's more have walk our young person. Maybe you're free to go out and change. Your habits emotional did Officially been on the west side. Because it's really dark out there past for me. When i was younger stood outside at my thing was now nine o'clock gets dark. It's time to go in sales account. We don't know what's going to happen on the west side. You don't know wisdom i. The times is just going to happen. Really free agency him. Now do that. Getting into their eight call know friends a gun in his just live. Gentlemen perpetual kids aren't too well session cave. He didn't grow up that way. Degeneration we knew how as chef like wherever they cautious of carrying. Deneen help worn out. We'll see each other every. Don't have new people around restrained with no here can't so it's all related or are we can't say that it's over at the end of the day. We don't have nothing to redirect the less because high school it The kids go after besides college and they feel like we're not the city of west. Virginia's not doing much for people to have like the resources that we need. We don't have the resources that we need. There's nothing else to do. we're bored. We don't have no skatin- rains. We don't have we got guys on. But what about the ones that don't have cars that can't get this guy's zone or who can go around places. There's we need more activities for these kids going. We need the lunch bag. We got kids are hungry. We need With the job program. Maybe we can help them. Raise money for them does i'm not going. I don't know about fathers but we need fathers fathers mothers to be mothers but we need somebody to teach these young kids. Because they're they're having kids at seventy eighteen and nineteen now. They don't have to record that they need more. Which are in front of the state. Capital is raising joe. Mansions name is anybody in capital. We joe manchin doing anything to address these concerns for these residents here As if you see you have your run a whole city and you see. The cities are failing. We got old building. We got old houses. We don't have stores on the east end for the community go-to they have to come to piggly-wiggly can all city you see but you're sitting ne- then you should be able to provide or help us to provide it. Actually come down into the city is not going to sit here and be like oh such and such and such and such did at no. We're we're here to say what we need. Not what we want. Thank you first of all sorry for your loss family hoping it's very devastating. 'cause this is In this in that family is our second cousins lawsuits probably three weeks from from apart from each other. No one drug in one balance. But it's a couple. Unwanted is hard especially when her mother's only child just keeping her hope to live her own. No not going. Because missile hill in west virginia is a big problem law even if we if we can talk the mental health and we can serve job problem we can solve the senseless crime gun violence. But we don't know that these people here really need help. We are hurting inside. You can walk around with a smile on your face. Be hurting side. We don't have the pay that we need. We don't have the housing that we need jobs. We we need more support for..
MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"joe manchin" Discussed on MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson
"Welcome to another edition of m p sunday at joined the poor people's campaign in west virginia in front of the state capital to march on mansion with the co chairs of the poor people's campaign dr lucille harris. Dr william j barbour the second and a couple of the co chairs of the west virginia poor people's campaign we'll be hearing from them in today's broadcast. Bishops barber pointed out that mansion is you have undoubtedly heard him refer to the bill back better plan that he's blocking as entitlement but west virginians would greatly benefit from this plan in disproportionately white west. Virginia's his bishop barbara said on sunday. The word entitlement is cold for giving stuff to black folk. But here's what. Joe mansion is costing his own citizens in west virginia by not supporting bill. Beg better. He's causing them. Seventeen thousand two hundred nine in new jobs. He's costing three hundred forty six thousand west. Virginia children expanded child tax credits expanded earn income tax credits for one hundred ten thousand workers without children. He's causing them. Universal pre-k and childcare paid family medical. Leave for eight thousand fifty west virginians. He's causing them dental vision and hearing services for four hundred forty one thousand eight hundred fifty two medicare beneficiaries. You can watch the rally from sunday across all of our social media. make it plain and the poor people's campaign and doctor barber's social media. All of that is available for you to see but something has to be non in fact tomorrow wednesday. we're going to go back to dc and in dc. We'll have a rally again. Joe mansion is not serving his own constituency in worse virginia. So we're gonna hear from some folk in west. Virginia right now and make it plain take a listen dr steele harris co chair of the poor people's campaign doctor. Liz how you feel about camping in west virginia and its impact on demand. We know it's having an impact we've been hearing every time we do an action like this every time there's a gathering or revival march you know it it. It comes out sped that he feels he has to make and so we. We haven't moved him to where we need to yet. But but it's it's clear that the people coming together saying you're not doing this on our behalf. This is not what the people west virginia. It's a powerful message and and to have folks today gathered in front of the state capital from all across the state. Having this message of of the the impact that it's going to have that it's already having West virginia who have been forgotten the poor the seven hundred thousand four and low income people of west virginia who have been forgotten you know through his forty years of political office in the state And who are are going to suffer greatly If they continue to cut this bill back better plan and deny voting rights and denied the wages And so i feel really excited and really empowered and really committed to keeping up the fight. Because it's clear that that this is a fight that needs to be going on. Now he is. He's one senator. making decisions. represented a small percentage of the entire population added states. But as we learned from how west virginians will be disproportionately affected without. Build back better. He's also representing only a fraction of west virginia. Well and the fact that around voting rights for instance that that seventy nine percent of all the people in west virginia including republicans including independence including democrats all support expanding voting rights. The fact that when you pull out these different programs with as the child tax credit or whether it's you know early childhood occasion that the vast majority of people here in west virginia want and are asking are demanding approach and then he has the nerve to to go back and say that he's doing this because it's what's best for the people of west virginia well when he when he met with the poor people's campaign in february and was talking to these low wage workers essential workers and telling folks that that they did not deserve fifteen dollars hour. That was more responsible and reasonable. Those are the words he used more responsible and reasonable with eleven dollars an hour when it would take twenty three dollars and fifty cents an hour in west virginia to make a living wage. You know the question is who are you. Being responsible to is surely not the low wage workers of your say. It's surely not the moms grandma's statement it's it's clearly. The corporations that that are are aligning your pockets And lining families pockets with In order to wealth when people are suffering in the state the second poorest state in the country and yet you can have senator blocking investing in the people and his reimburse. Those people in west virginia are predominantly white. So when he says we don't want entitlement said that's code oftentimes folks get people titles but he's really talking about denying what a majority of white citizens in west virginia actually need. That's right and when he when he suggests means testing when he suggests work requirements for these kinds of programs what that means is punishing poor. People that that's what it means and and punishing poor white people punishing black people for latino people but again yes. In the state of west virginia vast majority poor and low income white people who who who need their government and their elected leadership to actually invest in them and and and to to say that we live in the richest country in human history and to be in a state like west virginia where companies and corporations have been stealing from for generation to say that we don't the resources to to actually invest in the people to actually lift a load of poverty it. It's it's it's not just a lie. It's a deeply immoral. I and and what does it say you know as a faith leader. What is what. Are you putting on god when you say we can't do this because we don't have the resources to do it. And in fact the people who need it the most are lazy and crazy and stupid and to be blamed not just for their poverty for all of society's problems when it's instead those with wealth and power who lie abed bed late in their night Thinking about ways to hurt people documents. Theo harris coach poor people's campaign. Thanks always thank you so much. Mark more 'em ip after this message from china more vegetarian more fish unless less meat. Unfortunately where i live. It's really hard to find fish. I can't just go to the supermarket and get salmon or any halibut that i want. Luckily wild alaskan company delivers high quality. Sustainably sourced wild caught seafood. Right to your door. i can choose from. Salmon cod halibut more or combination of any of them and every month are different special to explore. You can adjust pause or cancel your membership anytime and they offer one hundred percent satisfaction. 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Donkey of the Day
"joe manchin" Discussed on Donkey of the Day
"Hey guys you know then. I'm really sorry. You're having to go through the gop. Lawmakers thinking joe manchin and kristen cinema for helping now fall let joe mansion still believes. He can't imagine a world where he would support a carve out the filibuster rules. This is him on state of the union. Yesterday with jake tapper. Listen there any circumstances under which you could imagine allowing a carve out for the. I know you oppose getting rid of the filibuster but there. There's some people. In the more. Moderate camp like a angus king remain is an independent. Who said that. He's possibly willing to step back from the filibuster his opposition to getting rid of the filibuster just for voting rights. Because he's so concerned and it becomes. It's become so partisan. Can you imagine doing that. Jake can't imagine car back crash not even a carve out even a cough voting rights. Can we get an explanation. Because i was hearing twenty-third team it was called a carve out. We're just going to do the cabinet for the president and then it went into. We're going to do the judges. Who are lifetime appointments for circuit and district. They've even going to do supreme court but they didn't at that time. The democrats were in control 2017. Mitch mcconnell gene control comes right back in and guess what that carve out worked really carve up pretty bad. Then you've got the supreme court okay so there's no stopping it. We just need a car to protect. Voting rights. voting rights the cornerstone of democracy. We can't get a car for that. See this is. This is why just voting democrat doesn't always mean progress okay joe. Manson is willing and able to block. His party's progress in for what because he's not beholden to the democratic party is political brand isn't hitched to the democratic wagon. He's a senator. Okay and gop leading west virginia a very rich state. He's not giving that up for you. Negroes right salute to west virginia by the way to biscuit. World trump include bus tudor's biscuit world. mike amazing. Who cares if you need roses mad. Okay joe manchin knows where his white bread is. But it apologies. He doesn't one but he wants manny's let me do that again. Joe manson knows where his white bread is managed. And it's not what you negroes and you negro lovers okay. Here's the thing. I just will never understand why anyone who claims to be a patriot. Who claims to be a proud citizen of the united states of america isn't trying to fight like hell to preserve what is the cornerstone of democracy free and fair elections are what democracy is all about. So if you love america like you say you do you would fight like hell so folks can have the right to vote. Will i can guarantee you this. If joe matches people's voting rights with threaten he would be acting like it. It would be a totally different sense of urgency in regards to protecting voting rights. But it's just mostly unique grosso. Who cares okay. If that's not the case. Joe manchin has to show me. That's not the case. But hey i've been alive long enough to know that when a person consistently shows you who they are believed them when something changes if something changes if joe manchin starts doing the right thing by this democracy i will let you know until then please let remark give joe manton the biggest he. He he You stupid dumb All right well thank you for that donkey today sir. Yes ma'am doggy. Today is brought to you by the law. Office of michael s lomonosov. Don't be a donkey. Dial pound two fifty on your cell and saito bull if you've been hurt in a construction accident that's pound two five from yourself and say the bowl loves. We know that your home is an expression of you. We see looking at that high sense refrigerator with a spacious bottom freezer.
The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly
"I think this is come to such head. We've listed between us. The all the different bills and programs that joe biden would like to get through these big ticket. Items will be blocked if he has to somehow get sixty votes rather than just a simple majority fifty. But i think one of the reasons. It's come to ahead is particularly over democracy itself. And i think they're party to form the one you've mentioned which is the vote to have a commission to investigate the attempted insurrection on january. Six and again you know. Republicans said no to that and and therefore it couldn't happen because they just couldn't get there. They couldn't clear that hurdle of sixty but the other threat as a lot of democrats would see all these efforts at voting reform whole voter repression. I think a lot of democrats would call it. Going on at state level around the country and joe biden's proposed remedy for that which would be thwarted if the filibuster stays in. Please tell us what that is. This proposed remedy. So this is a great question The the for the people act which is the underlying bill. That's at issue here. It's really quite expansive are it. Goes everything about addressing access to the ballot. Meaning where and when can you vote earlier. What can you do for absentee ballots or vote by mail. What the states can do limits in restricts voting in that way it also reduces supposed to reduce the influence of big money in politics. It has ethics rules for public servants. There's other some anti corruption measures in it. It really is quite expensive. I n so the bill go to the floor. They'll be an attempt to call it up. It will get filibustered. It will be interesting whether or not joe. Manchin will vote as we call for cloture. That is to cough debate to put the bill onto the floor. But the prospects for enactment are close to. Yeah i mean you can see what democrats sort of jumping up and down hopping mad at this because the idea that chair mentioned he's making the test whether republicans come on board for a bill that would stop republicans helping themselves in elections around the country. You know the vote. These various voter reform verger oppression. Bills are going through. Various republican held states around the country are designed to shrink democratic turnout and boost republican advantages in those elections. So of course you're not gonna get republican allies in a measure to prevent that you can see. I think y democrats are hopping mad. But i mean the surprise. Perhaps a bit is that there is according to some reporting a glimmer of light people think potentially with joe mansion because the. He said he's open to hear some of the arguments. And i think he had a meeting with the nwa cpu the mainly african american civil rights organization whereas its christian cinema. Who just is seems implacable. On this issue i mean. Is there anything democrats can do to these. Two sort of outline has to say. Look this is just in. Our party's most basic interest. If the elections are not fair we're going to keep losing if we allow republicans to on level the playing field. Will you captured the frustration of senate democrats With their whole down colleagues..
The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly
"The house in now in the senate she sort of strikes a somewhat moderate path that is on some issues such as whether or not the senate democrats should get rid of the filibuster She keeps as somewhat Moderate stance some distance from many of her more progressive democratic colleagues. Both the sending this message that they are their own person that they're independent. Don't take their orders from from anybody including the party. Whips the reason why. We're talking about them both. Do stand in the way of joe. Biden's agenda we've talked often on pocus before about how the senate ended up in november twenty twenty or actually later because of those special elections but it ended up in a photo finish date dead to fifty fifty on each side and thanks to the casting. Vote of the vice president. Kamala harris the democrats have the edge. But it's unbelievably close. So it means if you don't have a couple of democrats on board if you don't have your full fifty joe biden can lose bills that are promoting agenda and it comes to a head really in this thing the filibuster and we've got to we've got to talk about. Even that can sound complicated to people outside. Explain to people from outside the capitol hill. What is the filibuster. And why is it so important. Terms of joe biden. Getting what he wants done so unusual or normal legislative body rides. Take the house in the. Us congress most bodies moved by majority vote. Meaning when it's time to cut off debate. There's emotion to cut off. Cut off the debate and it takes a majority vote in the senate. They don't have that rule they don't have the special rule that allows a majority to decide when enough is enough to move to vote instead. The senate today has what we call cloture in. That's a ruled that usually requires a supermajority to cut off debate in fact a super majority of sixty votes. So what does that mean. It means unless you have sixty votes within your party and you're gonna all stay on the same page. You cannot cut off debate in the senate unless you tracks and votes from the other party. That's the predicament here. For the biden administration in the democrats agenda. Which is i evolved. Much of what they want to do. Whether it is to set up a commission to examine investigate the violence of january sixth or whether it is to do something big on climate. Change or on voting rights or on immigration. They have to attract votes from the other party from the republicans and that is proving quite difficult in a world of very high but we call polarization in just share partisanship. I'm a lot of democrats are on board for getting rid of that. Hurdle filibuster reform that would say a normal majority simple majority of fifty plus one is enough and then joe biden can get through. He's infrastructure bill or policing reform or voting rights protections And even you know gun control. Whatever it is. He could do that if he can get his fifty plus one. Lots of democrats want to scrapple. Reform the filibuster but joe mansion. Kristen cinema have been out there defending it..
WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"joe manchin" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"It's a kind of key thing but it's growing importance because with mansion and carson cinemas saying that they will not break the filibuster You had chuck schumer in march. Come up with this new idea That he would try to use budget. Reconciliation which is a process. It only requires only a simple majority so only fifty one votes us budget reconciliation to pass the rest as much of the biden. Agendas he can. The problem is is that reconciliation is only supposed to be used once per fiscal year so schumer and march kind of came up with this novel and crazy theory that in fact when you looked at the nine hundred and seventy four budget law it actually gave him the power to keep revising that one annual bill therefore giving him endless fifty one vehicles For to to to use during the year and this is where the senate parliamentarian came in Last week she issued guidance. Actually morley a ruling saying that while revision is possible that the loss framers made pretty clear. It should only be used in situations where there's sharply changed. Economic conditions. Not should not be used to just avoid the filibuster as clearly. Mr schumer was proposing doing it but more importantly she ruled that If you were going to have a revision the budget committee actually has to have a vote and pass it to the floor and that just creates a technical problem for the democrats because budget panel is currently. Split eleven eleven. No republican is going to vote for it in theory. The full senate could vote to break a tie but if it really got to that point the meme the republican members could simply boycott any proceedings and and and prevent a committee vote from happening in the first place. So it looks as though he's gonna it means in reality. He's got one more bite at the reconciliation apple this year the bill for fiscal twenty twenty two and that's kind of a problem because He have to jam a lot of stuff in there and that might make democrats nervous or they'd have to make a choice. Essentially i mean biden. These infrastructure negotiations with republicans are still ongoing. So the latest number is kind of a moving target but biden's proposal was for two point three trillion dollars of infrastructure. Then a family's plan that is about one point eight trillion dollars And so bill if you only have one one shot here at reconciliation than the choices seems to me. Is you either. Put all that stuff together into a I don't know four trillion dollar bill and try to see if you can get the moderates on board to pass something of that scale or bill biden has to make a decision of what he really you know what his priority is..
WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"joe manchin" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"Yeah i i think i mean part of me. suspects that this is part of the pressure. This partly a response to the pressure is getting remember back in early february or late. January kamala harris came to the state and didn't interview. that's without his knowledge. That seemed like she was putting the squeeze on them Recently joe biden. You know Mentioned not by name but suggested that he voted with republicans more than democrats. Which isn't true. I don't think he appreciates that. And the problem is in a fifty fifty senate. Everyone on your side is a king. Everyone is a potential deal maker or dealbreaker if they go in a different way and for joe manchin. You know there's a lot of pressure on him now democratic paul's from left-wingers. I'm not sure he cares about that as much as what the people of his home state think. And i think that it's a i think that it's a good place for him to be in that. I am a moderate. I am not willing to go this far. Especially for such a A left wing agenda. Because that's what the filibuster is. Filibuster is roadblock to this whole agenda. That's that's with undestanding. Higher taxes the change in our electoral laws of federalizing over our elections and he knows that and i suspect that there are a few other democratic senators that are not so brave but glad that he's doing this may give them cover. We'll see we'll see how the biden administration regroups because if he sticks to his guns. It really puts a lot of their agenda in jeopardy. The the question about whether there are other moderates who are sort of shielding behind mansion. Here is is an interesting one. Kim i mean what's your read of that one one guy i would ask about specifically as jon tester the democratic senator from montana who has also been asked about the filibuster and he has users more language and says things like my crystal ball isn't very clear we'll have to see what happens but he doesn't seem particularly eager to take that vote in order to push through biden's bigagenda oh sure mansion Curson cinema obviously from arizona. I think tester is on the fence. On this moreover. I think there's a lot of house. Democrats that are more centrist or in challenging districts. That no that quite aside from their own political fates that if democrats were to actually do this and eliminate the filibuster provoke an enormous political backlash The could cost democrats their their power in the house. And in the senate in next year's elections You know it is nonetheless striking to me And i think this helps..
WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"joe manchin" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Potomac Watch
"From the opinion pages of the wall street journal this is potomac. Watch senator joe. Manchin plants his flag on the filibuster and democrats election reform bill as another ruling by the senate. Parliamentarian complicates joe. Biden's broader agenda. Welcome kyle peterson with the wall. Street journal were joined today by my colleagues. Wj columnists kim strassel and bill mcgurn for months now. Democrats have been pushing. Hr one their bill to essentially federalize election rules. Nationwide saying that. This legislation is needed to to save american democracy more or less But in a fifty. Fifty senate bill can't pass unless democrats stick together and also agreed to eliminate the filibuster the rule that it takes sixty votes to advance legislation and on sunday west virginia. Senator joe manchin drew a pretty a pretty solid line in the sand Giving maybe his clearest expression yet on both issues it was an op-ed for the newspaper in charleston. West virginia He opposes hr one. He said he said he said this. Voting and election reform that has done in a partisan manner will ensure partisan divisions continue to deepen unquote. and cam. what do you think i mean. That's about as strong of a no from joe manchin on this. I think we're gonna get yeah and it doesn't look as though he's going to change his mind on that he subsequently had a meeting with civil rights groups of groups like the n. double a. c. p. They clearly gone in to try to louis him. He came out of that meeting saying nope I haven't changed my mind. We all at least know where we stand. But i still can't vote for this bill and one thing that i find really fascinating about this is if you look at joe manchin. He's not really a conviction politician His op ed. He didn't call out provisions of the bill and say i disagree with this that He rather to the extent that he has opposed legislation or Has stuck with keeping filibuster. His argument is that we need to pass. Bills in bipartisan manner. And there isn't a currently a single republican who can swallow hr one And so changes needed to be made for us to come together And that's interesting. Just because that's it doesn't necessarily allow democrats to say. Well we can fix this provision or that provision and finally get joe mansions though it would mean they have to start over and away and come up with some sort of bill that would get republican support. And that's hard to imagine it on the question of eliminating the filibuster. that's something that reporters on capitol hill have been asking joe mansion about badgering him. It seems like every five or ten minutes for months now and he reiterated his support there. And just a piece of the op ed. He said Do we really wanna live in an america where one party can dictate in demand. Everything in anything. It wants whenever it wants. I've always said if i can't go home and explain it. I can't vote for it. And i cannot explain. Strictly partisan election reform or blowing up senate rules to expedite. One party's agenda unquote and bill again. I know i know. Mansion has said no in the past that he's not interested in changing or eliminating the filibuster But putting putting it in black and white in print in a the local state newspaper is something. That's pretty hard to walk away from..
Pod Save America
"joe manchin" Discussed on Pod Save America
"I'm now joined by the organizing legend to help turn georgia blue. After nearly two decades of republican wins in her spare time. Sheraton her ninth novel. The number one new york times bestseller while justice sleeps stacey. Abrams welcome back to the pot. Thank you for having so we were just talking about the coordinated republican attack on voting rights. I'll be honest. I'm sort of at a loss right now about what to do. Joe mansion and cursing cinema have ruled out. Getting rid of the filibuster mansion has said no on a filibuster carve out for voting rights. Which is what you've suggested. And even if there were no filibuster he said he doesn't actually support Before the people act as written which we can't pass without him. So how do we protect the right to vote. I begin with the posture that people take positions based on the current environment. And that the more we see evidence of perfectly and malfeasance. The more likely are to see change. I believe that. A former secretary of state that joe manchin understands how fragile democracy actually is without the rule of law to protect the most vulnerable voters and his ethos which is to say that he wants to protect. The voice of minorities in the senate should extend to protecting the voice of minorities as american citizens. Part of what we're seeing play out here is shifting the narrative from one of this democrats versus republicans to one of this being republicans versus americans. This is not partisanship. This is about citizenship. And the more we can amplify and populate with evidence the proof of their intention. I think the more likely we are to actually see a shift in behavior. I can't say that for certain. But i know that giving my time in the state legislature there were moments where i was absolutely certain or at least certainly i should have been convinced that no movement was possible but i thought happen now that notwithstanding we still have to fight we need to get to the place where we can get people on board and that means really articulating. The critical provisions of the for the people act which are essential. That may mean that. We can't have everything we want in the for. The people act but we must have enough to preserve access to the ballot. And i think what we saw happen in texas. What happens in georgia. What happened in florida. We haven't zona what's about to happen in ohio. What happened in oklahoma and in kansas and in iowa signal that this is not a limited issue. This is not a southern issue. This is not a black issue is a citizenship. Democracy issue and it is a continuation of the insurrection. And i know that. Senator manchin and senator cinema have both signalled that they believed that the insurrection was wrong and thus we should be holding them accountable and providing the evidence necessary to demonstrate that if you disagreed with the attempt to dismantle our democracy on january six. You should disagree with this coordinated attack on our democracy at the state level. Have you had any conversations with mansion or cinema about this topic. What do you think you might. I hope so. But part of my responsibility is to make certain that we as a nation or speaking with one voice about this issue that we move this beyond conversation of what happened in november twenty twenty two conversation of what is going to happen to us in twenty thirty if were twenty twenty two or twenty twenty four. If we do not address this triple assault on our democracy. You mentioned making sure that the final bill had the most critical provisions of of hr one of the for the people. What do you think are like the. We can't live without provision in that bill. So i would start with what's happening at the state level to signal so there are three pieces. One is the anti voter provisions that are sweeping our country and that means that we have to protect voters in the right to access the right to register the right to stay on the rolls their right to cast a ballot and the right to have those ballots counted so he registered steak cast. Can you count that means. We have to have automatic voter registration. Same day registration. We have to have in person early voting no matter where you live Because we no longer living in the economy wherever everyone can take off tuesday in november to go boat and we to have no excuses absentee balloting because the republican intent is to limit voting to a single day unless you are infirm. Disabled elderly or in military though should not be only exceptions. We make a system that was put in place long before our economy evolved before a nation of all so we have to push back against the anti voter provision second wave of attack against election workers themselves. And we're seeing this play out in response to the horrific lies told about election workers in michigan and georgia and in arizona and a number of these laws are weakening their protections increasing their liability and putting them in harm's way by allowing more poll-watchers meaning poll intimidators to come in and question their work without evidence or without knowledge and then the third attack tapping is that we are watching subversion of american democracy by allowing legislators people in power to overturn the outcome of elections. I mean in texas the bill. That was stopped briefly. Unfortunately it will come back in special session said that you could try to overturn an election without proof of fraud. Which means that you just don't if you just don't like the outcome and they're gonna be those who push say that's not what it says exactly. I'm good lawyer and it's so much what they've done in georgia win. Laws are this porous and poorly written and this hidden from investigation. You know that the intention is to allow the unspoken to become the rule and when we can have our elections overturned by the actions of others. That is deeply problematic right now before. The people addresses the anti-voting provision their conversations about adding were protections in for election workers in the subversion of democracy. But those are the three pieces that we're going to absolutely have to move if we want to see sound elections heading fort. I'm really interested in that. Last part. Because i know a lot of people have pointed out that the current version of the people act doesn't include enough protections around election subversion. Have you heard of legislative proposals anywhere. That would address that whether it's a state legislature overturned in the election whether it's the house of representatives whether it's a county board secretary of state's office obviously republicans are trying to plant trumpy people in all of these offices. But how do we prevent against that. What what can we do to prevent election subversion. So they're not only trying to plant people in their actually trying to strip people with power what they did to secure state katie. Hobbs and we've seen vestiges of this. When republicans won recent elections. Go they go in and strip the constitutional officers of power. That have you. People have enjoyed for or these offices have held for decades not centuries so what we know is that this is a new. This is a new phenomenon. And so i don't think legislation has been introduced but i have great faith Deflation will soon follow. Because we're just now seeing this play out now we've been warning about it for a while but now that we actually see it happening when the new Heritage action for america acknowledges their attention..
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"joe manchin" Discussed on Pod Save America
"But what should we be so scary to your point. John is that he has banned from social media. Other than a handful of like phone calls with maria bartiromo. He is absent for media yet. His power and control of the republican party is stronger than it was before which suggests that he is not the leader of the movement. He just a vessel for a very powerful movement exists and will persist after. He's gone and i do think that should force everyone to recognize that. What we're dealing with here is not about. Trump is a structural problem with an american politics. That trump benefited from he didn't create well. I also think that it's evidence that they're more evidence that there is a sort of closed right wing information ecosystem that donald trump both benefited from and helped build as well. And ben. you talk about this in the book to that. Like some of these autocrats. It's not that they just went over and took control of the of the media on their own and said that. Everything's going to be state run media. Some of what they did was similar to how the conservative media infrastructure has been built here in the united states. It's like a little more gradual than you might think. Putin really perfected this playbook and it started with his cronies buying up. Tv stations in the like. But it really didn't tip into this more dangerous virulent control that he has a society there until he realized how much you could just flood social media and manipulate the algorithm. I mean this is intentional. People know that they can kind of turbocharger narratives and conspiracy theories remember talking to to navalny we before tragically. He was poisoned and then imprisoned over the course of last summer and he was explained to me like how how comprehensive this was in that. Yes there of course trolls that were making him out to be a criminal and making him out to be an enemy of the russian people but there was also a huge conspiracy theory that actually no vanni was a double agent and he was working for the fsb the russian intelligence outlet and and this enraged on the because one of the things that they would argue in this conspiracy theories welfare is really an opponent of putin's he'd be dead by now. Nevada is like hey guys like i'm still alive. Does that mean. I'm double agent but it speaks to the fact that these these are in part the algorithms prioritizing sensationalism but this is by design. I don't think that's a conspiracy theory here. I think if you look at cunanan clearly. There's an effort to kind of turbo charge. A conspiracy theory and shaping the minds of unwitting people consuming that information. And that's why. I do think this is the kind of thing that requires a policy response just sitting back and hoping that facebook solves us because they've got a pr problem is clearly not sufficient so some republicans aren't quite ready to call for a military coup fucking reina's. They're trying to win the next election the old fashioned way by making it harder for democrats to vote that's happening in texas where the republicans voter suppression legislation was temporarily stopped this week when democrats in the state house walked out of the chamber which denied republicans. A corum and prevented a vote on the bill governor greg. Abbott responded by threatening to cut the entire legislatures funding and he said that will call a special session to revive the bill but democrat said that they hope. The episode serves as a wake-up call to their colleagues in washington to pass the four. The people act. Here's what state representative trey martinez fischer had to say to joe. Manchin down here in texas. We'd say when times get tough. It's time to cowboy up in so with all due respect that s senator mansion please cowboy up. President biden also had a message for both mansion and kirstin cinema during his remarks to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the tulsa massacre. Though his dig was a bit more subtle. I hear all the folks on tv saying why didn't biden get this done. Well because biden has a majority of effectively four votes in the house and i and the senate with two members of the senate who vote more republican for us so the president also said that he's putting vice president kamala harris in charge of voting rights. And that he'll quote fight like heck to ensure the passage of the for the people. Act a question. Dan will any of this. Make a difference of joe manchin kirstin cinema or any of the other Filibuster loving democratic senators. Who are hiding behind joe manchin and carson cinema. Say their names. john. I don't know the changes with every story. Jeanne shaheen upset and john testers not sure then the two democratic senators from delaware. That you're eventually gonna run against their out there. We're not sure about both of them. Run against both inside and run against. He's gonna take both seats. Because that's just how much i love the senate and where and delaware i do a lump delaware off. We don't know right. I was very pleased to hear biden. Talk about this and say he's gonna fight like heck for it i was. I'm glad that he has put comma harris in charge. It's we know from our time there that it's always better when there was one person in charge of a big project because vice president biden. Did this a bunch rama whether it was on gun safety after newtown the recovery act iraq policy In first term because they can bring to bear the entire office on this project and it becomes a top priority which sometimes it's hard in the day-to-day crisis management that the president must deal with so. That's very good. I don't know whether it's going to make a difference. It may just be that. Joe manchin curzon cinema and the unnamed others would prefer to preserve the filibuster than save democracy and that nothing will change their mind. But we don't know that and that is why we were. We're on the clock. now we have Senator schumer said they're going to bring up the for. The people act as one in june. And i think all of us particularly joe biden. Kamala harris chuck schumer to make it as uncomfortable as fucking possible for the people who may stand in the way of this right like if you your decision is that the filibuster is so important as curzon cinema. So annoyingly said standing in texas the Basically ground zero for democracy. Rigging right now said extol the virtues filibuster if they think that is so important than they should they should feel pain. That political pain for doing that right. It should be uncomfortable when they go home to their their states and the district should be comfortable when they turn on their tv to all the other democratic senators out there. It should be uncomfortable in the lunch line at the senate. You see joe. Manchin cinema talk to him about this. Put pressure on it because i do think that this is one of those times in history that people will remember for decades when they look back on this time. I don't as i wish people thought it was the american rescue plan. I think maybe they'll think it's information to me. But i think it'll be what what we did. At this moment to protect our democracy because now biden talks about how he wants to be like an fdr style president whereas you we have this crisis..
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Daily
"Does not just republicans that have been roadblocks to progressive priorities in this bill but moderates in their own party. It could depend on this. Senator democrat joe manchin of west virginia now joe mansion. He is at the center of attention on this. So what does that was his objection to the same as what was holding the bill up specifically the joe manchin wanted true let was to mansions position seems to be that bipartisanship is a choir meant for his vote. The first and the most innovative one for him is he wants it to see more modern. Okay we've got to try to find some consensus. Why can't we work with republicans on this less make. It seem more of moderate centrist centrist democrat joe mansion insisted on narrowing some provisions to win his vote and what this crystallizes is the power. That west. virginia. Senator joe manchin has over this process and i think less important both what was the concern was the size of the unemployment benefit. He wanted his unemployment benefits down from four hundred to three hundred. How much was it going to be. How long was it gonna last. How this all ends is still very much up for debate. But the reality is democrats cannot pass this bill without senator joe manchin and he made this painful for senate democrats and made them sweat and greatest. Some real drama democrats have the votes including mansion to get this through the friday before the weekend when the bill cleared. The senate was very stressful. Day for chuck schumer and joe biden. Because they had to get him on the phone you know. Try to sort of get him to a place where he could get to. Yes on the final version of the bill to and one of the most powerful people in washington. Dc right now and they trim the unemployment benefit in the final version of the bill not enormously but they did the placate him and now mold add another four hundred dollars per person but three hundred as in past episodes when the role was called he took the democratic line and he voted for the bill. It took longer than expected but democrats did what they set out to do and they did it without a single republican vote. And if it wasn't for his vote there would not have been any one point nine trillion dollars. Wwl spell mentioned seems to be very much enjoying his role as basically a one man senate and here's wants to ask about the hell episode. I think the unemployment benefit issue was something that he seized upon largely with the idea of making the bill seem more moderate and see why they had negotiated something with the republicans. I'm not sure that it was a personal issue for him but it was something that he saw as a way to make this seemingly negotiated more. Bipartisan bill So in some ways he wakes up in the morning and says i'm worried that piece of legislation stimulus for example is too partisan or looks to partisan and so he then will find potentially something to seize on to try to make a little less partisan. That's the approach. I can bet that actors him. I think you know other senators. They'd probably echo a version of that in a lot of cases the substance of these bills. He's not super you know connected to. It's more just the appearance of the bills. Is it possible that bipartisanship to mansion is ultimately a kind of political cover. And what it really means. Is i need to buck my party. A bunch of the time to not seem liberal. And i need to make sure. My positions once in a while drift towards the republican side given the political makeup of my stayed and mansion calls this recurring tactic of his bipartisanship which sounds high minded rather than tactical. But it really is tactical. I think it's both a and there's no question that he recognizes the political benefit in a conservative state of being seen. Somebody's more willing to buck his party line. I think it's also true to who he is. He also is somebody who is more of a political centrist and has been for a long time. So how is that dynamic playing out right now with the infrastructure bill this joe manchin effect on this hugely important piece of legislation to president biden. Well this is part of the reason why you're seeing biden meet with republicans trying to reach a bipartisan negotiated bill. Because he's got to convince joe manchin that he made an effort he's gotta get caught frying. I love that phrase. Get caught trying to be bipartisan. Even if the republican votes may not actually be there exactly because mansion wants to see the effort made he wants to see every attempt to craft ours bill so the fact that these negotiations are even happening right now the fact that republicans from the senate are sitting with president biden and their democratic counterparts and debating. This and trying to reach a deal even if there's not much of a chance of republicans actually voting for this bill. That tajo mansion is the thing. That's exactly what robert byrd totaled. Him needs to happen. So is that enough for mansion. What he's seen so far. Well i'd be hit. He would like to see it. Reach consensus obviously. But yes and this. By the way kind of where. He differs with bert bird and a lot of ways was protector of the senate. But i also wanted to take care of west virginia. A lot of roads out there with uncle sam's dollars at he did that with mansion. It's not like biden. Could call him up and say joe if we do five more million dollars for west virginia broadband or bridges and roads cannot get yes if it was that easy. They wouldn't the sweat so much mansion is not going to be somebody who's just easily ball off with like more work for the state this was the frustration is that that kind of opposition is a little bit more operational for negotiators right. The joe manchin effect in many ways feels like profound inefficiency a lot of singing and dancing and theatre. That may result did nothing but a lot of wasted time. Potentially he would say his mental robert byrd was site. That's the nature of the senate. That's how it works jonathan. This is all helping me understand. Why senator joe manchin would be reluctant to do something else. That many of his democratic colleagues are demanding that the party do which is support ending the filibuster rule which requires sixty votes to get anything done in the senate and move to a system where a simple majority would carry the day and based on our conversation. It's clear that doing that would violate the traditions of the senate to someone like mansion. It would mean one party doesn't even have to bother to reach out to the other side and it would therefore hasten this trend towards partisanship that mansion lows. Is that how he sees it that he wants to senator. Remain the sad. At least it is is what it's supposed to be which is a slower in yes more inefficient body compared to the house. That demands bipartisan compromise. In negotiation now allow democrats believed that. Basically phillip austin has become simply a stalling tactic. Now and away this torpedo. The majority party's actual agenda rather been a device for compromise managing holdout. He is trying to use the filibuster. Is it can work from austria bipartisanship in. We'll see how that goes on the infrastructure. Bill will see if they can get it. The old cross party lines but in the meantime because mansion will not relent on the filibuster in because a handful of his colleagues in the senate democratic race won't relent a number bills that have passed. The house have been held up right. Whether is on issues. Like gone or labor rights because of the filibuster a lot about legislation.
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Daily
"Fathers created the senate in this fashion the phrase he used was basically so the big guy didn't beat up. The little guy in varies talking about the majority in the senate respecting the rights of minority. Or he'll who told me earlier told him. Yeah it's hard but it's supposed to be hard and the reason that supposed to be hard as the crowds. The two parties towards bipartisanship so mansion learns of the senate from burbs perspective of the senate that is his his grounding in this chamber and bird passes away in two twenty ten and then when there's a special election for the bird seat mansion himself runs for the scene and he comes to washington fully having internalize what he has learned from bird who was widely seen as the protector of senate traditions. So jonathan joe manchin arrives in the us senate from day one carrying several seemingly very important pieces of identity. He is a catholic democrat jfk. He's representing a very culturally conservative state. And he's taking a seed from his mentor. Who has just schooled him about the importance of bipartisanship and civility and reaching across the aisle. But i'm aware that at the time he's coming to the senate the senate is changing right. It's starting to become less like the senate that bird spoke about and worked in. It's becoming more partisan a place where things are just absolutely happening in party. Line partisan ways constantly. Yes he is coming to. The senate is increasingly reflecting the senate up today. Not the senate of birds era. In fact he comes in right at a sort of inflection. Point and twenty ten where you're seeing a lot of the old guard senators retire or die so this is a moment world lots of these science of the senate who were themselves dog owed to the old ways of the senate bipartisanship at times even not campaigning against some of their colleagues of because they were friends even though they the other party this period is coming to an end and manchin is entering a very different much. More ideologically charged chamber twenty twelve twenty fourteen. Twenty sixteen you every two year. The senate is getting much more purified more more polarized your moderate to conservative democrats in large part because the south is becoming much more heavily republican in a way that it was not when he arrived. So you know by the time that we're now getting to the trump era of mansion is increasingly on out wire in this more polarized body to joe. Manchin quickly becomes a political anachronism in yes. He is oftentimes. Hardy of one has votes. 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I miss her client from new york times opinion host of the show and for me the best way to beat back that the wilder feeling is to talk it out with the people who have ideas and frameworks for making sense of it from my days of the washington post to my time is editor in chief at box and now as an opinion columnist at the new york times. I've tried to ask the questions that matter to the people at the heart of those matters like how do we address climate change if the political system fails to act has the logic of markets infiltrated too many aspects of our allies. What do psychedelics teach us about consciousness. And what a sifi understand about our president that we miss. This is the as ripon show. And there's going to be plenty to talk about. You can find new episodes every tuesday and friday. Wherever you get your podcasts jovan. Mansions unique brand of west. Virginia democratic politics is unpredictable. What what do you mean by that. Well of his boats are along party lines. There's no question but he has shown willingness to compromise in be quite unpredictable about what he will not support so for example on a number of issues he tends to be more supportive of the conservative line on cultural issues whether that's opposing abortion rights generally supporting the coal industry which is key to his state's largest or of gun rights although with some willingness to compromise course he memorably voted to confirm justice breyer kavanagh which angered a lot of democrats. And you know i think. Just generally his desire for bipartisanship an almost fixation on bipartisanship and consensus has angered a democratic party that is just not as invested in that process as he is because what they would say is. We don't have interlocutors have good faith counterparts who want the same goals that we won or not good negotiators in the wake of mansion. Believe so he can cause great frustration to his party on cross end on policy but what republicans will tell you oftentimes rolling their eyes when they hear the critique mansion from the leftist yet mansions a great but he's not there when you need them for them right and some of the signal legislative measures come before the senate reason you mansion has taken the party line you look the to. Perhaps seminal shoes legislatively. In the trump era the tax cuts twenty seventeen and the attempt to repeal the affordable care. Act also twenty seventy in both cases mansion side critically with democrats so john i think that brings us up to now into mansion starting to play this crucial some would say confounding maker break role in the senate for a democratic president and it feels like the first time that happened was during prison pines attempt to pass a major stimulus bill right and this is where you really see me. Engine flexing muscles.
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"One of the members of congress who knows a thing or two about The budget and spending and taxation has to be the ranking member of the ways and means committee that would be congressman. Kevin brady from texas. He joins me by phone congressman. How are you. Hey good morning. Eric how are you. Thanks for having me on the show. Oh absolutely i am so glad to have you here and particularly in light of all these. These comments in complaints among democrats who i by the way before i get. I want to gauge your reaction to this washington post story today that is almost a lament that now suddenly democrats find themselves with just a two seat majority in the house in large part because of the biden appointments. And and the unfortunate death of alcee hastings they. They don't know what to do with themselves all of a sudden well. I wish they'd been thinking about that. Earlier as they were rushing through some of the most I think extreme socialist agenda legislation. i've ever seen In congress they really you know at this point in a presidency most are reaching out across the aisle on issues. Like covid were infrastructure. You know these guys are going it alone and As you've pointed out thanks to for doing this but you point out the covert bill had little to do with covert the infrastructure. Bill has little to do with infrastructure yet. Really doesn't and now this this Salt deduction the state and local tax issue. It looks like the they can't find common ground among the democrats on what to do with it and it seems like for years having portrayed you guys on the republican side is the party of the rich. Suddenly you've got the democrats wanting to bigger. Give a big deduction to rich. People in new york is unbelievable. Here we are trying battling our way out of the pandemic in the economy still locked down by some governors and mayors a lot of people struggling in democrats are insisting on a huge tax breaks for millionaires. Half of this salt cap repeal will go to millionaire households in predominantly high tax states. It is a big tax break for both president biden and vice president harris and Even the progressive groups are saying you know to their democratic. This is obnoxious to be giving tax breaks. You know at any point to the wealthy much less As we're trying to recover of course we noticed in new york Cuomo is trying to raise taxes yet again. And he's counting on salt cap to cover up just his brutal level of taxation look new york these the these really are tremendous states but are so brutally taxed for families and the workers..
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"But now it's old people on sightseeing tours and people who have no clue where they're scared of flying just get on delta. They're ready to go when you are. If you can't fly delta fly southwest. Guess what they're all of. These companies in america called airline companies and they tend to go all over the place. And they'll get you there faster than the stupid train will. I don't understand why we wanna pour billions literally billions of dollars it ability rail infrastructure across this country. Everyone in washington dc. Somehow we are europe. We are the fourth largest country on the planet. We are the third most populous country on the planet. Europe cannot compare. We can fit europe inside the united states that he would've build high-speed rail systems all over the country. No airlines are the way to go. The private sector is the way to go a. Don't give up on the private sector. Just because won't companies are making you mad because the alternative is woke government companies that you'll never get rid of a you know i'm starting to get affiliate Requests outside or we're gonna go on road trips. Gotta go down to florida. Gotta go over to. I need to go to texas. Anyway i have been to texas in a while and texas is awesome. Is it not you know. The left is in absolute freak out meltdown. Over texas's known blogger lockdown and it turns out texas continues to do exceedingly. Well you know what state that's not doing. Well with the with the virus that would be michigan. In fact four states are producing almost half the corona virus cases in the nation. Right now Michigan new jersey. New york and florida and of all of them. Florida is way less bad than the others. In fact florida's starting to trend down michigan is seeing a massive skyrocketing cases an eighty nine percent increase in cases a hundred ten or one hundred eighteen percent increase in hospitalizations and gretchen. Whitmer the governor there who is up for reelection has decided no more lockdowns funny other works gavin. Newsom in california decided. No more lockdown. Now that he's being recalled. No more lockdown. It's almost as maybe there was some politics involved A third of michigan residents have had at least one dose of the vaccine twenty percent. Have been fully vaccinated and now the state health department has issued a new order easy restrictions of the state and the governor. Say there will be no more lockdown. At the state of michigan. It has everything to do with her election. And also the fact that states that have it locked down are doing better. But i gotta tell you this gets lost in the yelling in the conversation but the reality is this there is clearly clearly. Some correlation to weather and states were the vaccine where the virus is going down. I mean north carolina kentucky georgia texas new mexico arizona louisiana mississippi california alabama. Arkansas cases are going down now. There are some cool weather station there to like montana utah. Wyoming cases are going down there as well but cases were were going up michigan. New jersey new york rhode island minnesota pennsylvania delaware connecticut massachusetts new hampshire vermont alaska. Illinois maine colorado nebraska. I mean places that have had cold waves come through Now no explanation really own florida. Perhaps florida is For just having some issues. But even in florida the increasingly about twenty percent which is terrible and florida is completely fully open and masks surena longer required and the outbreak is mostly centered in miami..
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"joe manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Gun. Violence takes lives in leaves a lasting legacy of trauma in communities every single day in this country even when it is not on the nightly news in fact cities across the country are in the midst of a historic spike in homicides violence that disproportionately impacts black and brown americans. The president is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun. Violence community violence. Mass shootings domestic violence and suicide by firearm. President biden is reiterating his call for congress to pass legislation to reduce gun violence last month. A bipartisan coalition. The house passed two bills to close loopholes to the gun. Background check system. Congress should close. Those loopholes go further including by closing boyfriend in stalking loopholes that currently allow people found by the courts to be abusers to process firearms banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Repealing gun manufacturers immunity from liability and investing in evidence based community violence interventions. Congress should also pass an appropriate national red flag law as well as legislation incentivizing states to pass red flag laws of their own but this administration will not wait for congress to act to take its own steps fully within the administration's authority and the second amendment to save lives today the administration announcing the six initial actions are y'all ready for the bold actions of the bite metairie. These are the bold things that the biden administration is going to do to stop gun could be guns in this country. This is the gun control of action of the bite. I'm sorry the biden harris administration. The justice department within thirty days will issue a proposed rule to help. Stop the proliferation of ghost. Guns criminals apparently bioline kits that contain almost all the components and directions were finishing their gun with as little as thirty minutes. And they're using those guns to commit crimes and then they can be traced because they don't have a serial number so they're cracking down on ghost guns number two. The justice department within sixty days will issue a proposed rule to make clear when a device marketed as a stabilizing brace effectively turds pistol into a short barrel rifle. Subject to the requirements of the national firearms act the alleged shooter in the boulder tragedy. Last month appears to have used a pistol with an arm. Brace which can make a firearm more stable and accurate while still being concealable so they wanna figure out a way to get rid of that kind of like a donald trump wanted to ban bump stocks. The justice department will publish model red flag legislation for states..
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"joe manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"So that's what they did. They were able to get rid of the individual mandate in obamacare because the pseudo-parliamentary ruled it did not actually change public policy and actually save some money so they were able to get it done. Well the have hit on the democrats. It only strategy the reconciliation. Bill actually applies to fiscal years. So we're currently in the twenty twenty. One fiscal year in an october will be the twenty twenty two fiscal year so they could pass a budget reconciliation package now and they can pass a budget reconciliation package at the end of the year. Both in one year but they're in separate fiscal year so they get to well. Chuck schumer claims that he got the senate parliamentarian to agree that they could have a third bite at reconciliation. Something heretofore unknown summoned up out of the rules. The senate parliamentarian supposedly said they could do it. Essentially what they will do is they will pass a change in the budget that you've got to pass a budget every year. The budget is not actually the budget. The budget that has passed it's the budget resolution and it says These branches of government. They're going to get this much money and then they actually passed the appropriations bills to give them that much money. What they want to do is change. The budget resolution previously passed and claim. Well since we've substantially changed the budget resolution previously passed. We now get to do another. Reconciliation package chuck schumer said. The senate parliamentarian agreed but now chuck schumer and the democrats are saying. Actually maybe not. According to chuck schumer spokesperson the parliamentarian had advised that democrats could revise the complex budget. Maneuver that was used to pass. Biden's one point nine trillion dollar krona virus relief package and unlock a second opportunity at clearing major legislation without republican votes. Still even a schumer's. Aides touted the ruling as an important step forward in giving democrats a powerful extra pathway to avert a filibuster they knowledge some parameters need to be worked out the befuddle meant that still surrounds. The parliamentarians opinion has major consequences. The decision could give democrats at least three more opportunities to steer bills passed republican opposition before the midterm elections without trying to access the filibuster but really carry certain constraints. Enduring the grueling budget process. Could be much less appetizing. Democrats aren't excited about turbo charging it senate republican age with firsthand knowledge of the parliamentary decision. Said it isn't clear what legislative priorities democrats could pass with a possible exercises reconciliation or even whether the ruling would limit democrats use of their second tipped the parliamentarians opinion also doesn't specify whether such action is even allowable this fiscal year or whether eighty party would have the freedom to unlock unlimited opportunities to use. Reconciliation democratic lawmaker observed that the party can put as much into reconciliation as we can into two questioning the practical advantage of trying to exercise power. That no one really understands. They got problems and now the democrats say actually The big win. We got may not be as big as we thought it was. Well all of that is now premium. Did by the president of the united states. Joe manchin of west virginia eyesight again. I site again his op. Ed in the washington post unfortunately our leaders in the senate failed to recognize what goes around comes around. We should all be alarmed at how the budget reconciliation process is being used by both parties to stifle debate. That pretty much kills it. In fact he says if the filibuster is eliminated or budget reconciliation becomes the norm. A new and dangerous precedent will be set..