35 Burst results for "Joe Manchin"
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
How Bad Can Biden's Economy Get? Stephen Moore Explains
"Stephen, let me just continue on that note. Are you seeing because as a famous economist once said to me, economics is the science of demonstrating that water runs downhill. It's not, you know, it's not voodoo. It's not a dark art. It's common sense, right? It's just common sense. Is there anybody you're hearing on the other side of the aisle to think tank or in the quote unquote political elite who's saying, yeah, this is nuts. We can't print more money, send money to the Ukraine, the punish the wealth generators in America because I don't see it. Are you seeing it? No, you don't well, you don't see it among any of the Democrats in Congress who are just very dutifully voting for every Obama initiative. You know, we have a race I met with JD Vance this morning. You know, he's running against Tim Ryan from Ohio. This is an example of what you're talking about. And Tim Ryan is going around the state of Iowa saying, I'm a moderate Democrat. I'm a middle pro worker, a Democrat. And JD said, well, that's interesting because you voted a 100% with Joe Biden. How are you a moderate Democrat? All these guys, they voted in a 100% with Biden on everything. So there's no voices of sanity and Congress except for Joe Manchin who saved our country. Thank you, Joe Manchin. You really did say, by the way, I'm sorry to go up on a tangent here. Go ahead, go ahead. Yep, Bezos said, hey, the guy who really saved you was Joe Manchin. You know, you wanted to spend another $5 trillion because Biden's running around the country now saying he reduced the deficit. Can you believe this? You can't make this stuff up. He's about three $4 trillion they say. Fiscal conservative. And then, of course, here's the bigger problem, though, and I shouldn't be laughing because this is a very serious matter. There's nobody in The White House. There's no sane voice in The White House who was saying, hey, you know, you can't do this. You have to, there's no adult in the room. There's nobody who knows anything about business.
Joe Manchin Will Oppose Bill That Would Codify Roe v. Wade
"Mean, let me add just one other breaking news from today. Joe Manchin was pressed very hard yesterday on whether or not he would support the what they're calling the codification of roe V wade into federal law. It's this accessibility to abortion act or whatever it's called. And he had to call a press conference and come out and say, guys, this is not the codification of roe V wade. This is an expansion of abortion, roe V wade said you had a federal right to abortion. What this law wants to do is wipe out 500 state and local laws nationwide to basically force abortion availability via taxpayer dollars into every corner of the world that it's not currently at. And to your point, it's a zero sum game. If you give them a half an inch, they will take 6000 miles. And that's why we can't, we can't just sit back and say, it's okay for them to simply state their disagreement. No, every time that Jen Psaki has said stuff crazy in recent weeks from the press room, we've got to denounce it. We've got to call attention to it. We've got to say that is not true. We've got to force facts back into the conversation because these people do not have nerve endings that receive the normal receptor messages as to, oh, I shouldn't say that. It's blatantly not true. Well, they are, we're in a new world. And that's why people like Tim Keller and others who they're good people. But what they said 20 years ago, 15 years ago, the reason it no longer applies is because the world has changed and they refuse to see how dramatically things have changed so that they're anodyne platitudes, they no longer hold.
Fighting the 'My Body, My Choice' Argument With Seth Gruber
"Let's talk environment. But people say, this is more of a women's sovereignty argument, right? Right. Which is, I'm a woman. You don't have to tell me what to do. I get to make all my own choices. And how dare you come into my uterus, my body, and I'm the most important thing in the world. Yeah. My body, my choice. So Democrats, Charlie once said that blacks were the property of plantation owners whose land they lived on, and now they say that babies are the property of their mothers whose bodies they live in. But as Frank beckwith, the philosopher says, where one is, has no bearing on who one is. Your value does not change based off of where you find yourself. We'll have people watching this conversation from all around the world. They're not less valuable because they're not in Arizona. Our value does not come from our location. But thanks to American abortion law, Charlie, you can murder a baby through all 9 months of pregnancy for any reason or no reason at all. Why? Because it's in that location because it's in the mother's body. So what happens during the 6 inch journey called birth? Well, I guess the fetus ferry floats up and sprinkles magical personhood conferring fairy dust on the child. And when that last toe leaves the vaginal canal. Oh my gosh, it's a person now, Charlie. This is ridiculous, right? But that is the conclusion of the premises of the pro choice position because you and I don't usually meet pro choicers who defend infanticide. Now, Peter singer does, and I guess every senator except Joe Manchin and the Democrat party actually does because they vetoed The Bourne abortion survivors protection act that Ben sasse sponsored right after Ralph northam said. That's right. If a baby was born alive, we'd make him comfortable, resuscitate them if that's what the mother and then we'd let them talk about what to do with the baby. That's right. And they vetoed an anti infanticide Bill dozens of times. So they actually are foreign fantasize, but most Americans who identify as pro choice are not.
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison: Not Playing Fair Is a Good Road Map
"Because we're so awful, our side is so awful that we're not going to play fair and you got to hear the chairman of the Democrat National Committee agree with him. Let's talk about the fascists on the other side. So I hear that, but I do think there are a lot of people, because we were just talking about you and I, we consume 8 papers in the morning. We look at the minutiae of politics. And most Americans are not doing that. And there are still a lot of people who feel disconnected from the party or maybe even disappointed in the party fair or not. I want you to take a listen, we have Roland Martin on. At the beginning of the show. Brother ro ro is never shy about giving his opinion. So he had a lot to say about what he thinks Democrats should be doing. I want you to take a listen and get your thoughts. Sounds good. You've got to have president Joe Biden stop being scared of senator Joe Manchin and go make the argument in West Virginia and go to the red parts of Mississippi and Alabama and say, this is what we have done and these folks voted against it and this is how we have delivered. They've got to be willing to engage in war. You can not play fair with people who don't play fair. There are no rules. The other side has shown that they will do whatever is necessary in order to win so you've got to say America when they didn't care about you, we did. What are your thoughts? I felt like that was a good road map. Well, it is a good road map and rolling. I want you to know, I'm going to Kentucky and Arkansas. I'm going to be in Mississippi and Alabama. We're going to all across this country. The chairman of the DNC says on national television not playing fair is a good road map.
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
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
Politico Deletes Tweet About 'First Black Supreme Court Justice'
"Mark Kelly from Arizona soon to be former senator, I hope we're going to do everything we possibly can. At turning point action, turning point pack to get rid of him. Has said that he's going to vote for katangi Brown Jackson, Raphael Warnock will probably follow suit and Joe Manchin as well. I think Susan Collins voice support as well. Now they don't know history at all. Now the first black ever on the Supreme Court was thurgood Marshall. And then I believe clarence Thomas was the second. Is that correct? That's it. So there's been two black people on the Supreme Court in our history. Thurgood Marshall, and clarence Thomas. There's also one currently serving clarence Thomas. But Politico, which again was the one that helped get Joe Biden got elected because they covered up the entire story with Russia, Russian disinformation, smoke screen, tweeted out the following, quote, katangi Brown Jackson will likely be confirmed as the first black Supreme Court Justice by the end of this week. Here's how we'll expect it to go. How these people went to college, which is exactly why they don't know anything. Kandy Brown Jackson will likely be confirmed as the first black Supreme Court Justice by the end of this week, Politico tweeted that out. They deleted the tweet and then tweeted this correction quote for the record. This replaces an earlier tweet that stated kanji Brown Jackson could be the first black Supreme Court Justice. It should have said first black female Supreme Court Justice we apologize for the error. I could have wrote that for them. We knew what was happening. Senator Mike Lee ripped them, play cut 22. Earlier today, there was a Politico tweet Politico sent out a tweet reading his follows, saying kitani Brown Jackson will likely be confirmed as the first black Supreme Court Justice by the end of this week. Here's how we expect it to go. Now, if that were true, that would come as news to the family of circuit Marshall. It would come as great news. The justice clarence Thomas, and his family. No kidding.
Joe Manchin Says He Will Vote for Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson
"So don't forget west virginians are friends in West Virginia State I like a lot by the way Travel there incognito all the time My light great brother in law had a wonderful farm there and he's actually buried there And we missed him greatly passed away in October When you see Joe Manchin just ask him can you please define a woman That's a way of explaining to him that it's outrageous that he's voting To confirm kanti Jackson to the Supreme Court It's appalling
There's No Guarantee Manchin Defects on Ketanji Brown Jackson
"There's no guarantee that senator Joe Manchin might defect, there's no guarantee that kyrsten sinema is going to be on board with this. She isn't pro constitution. She believes in a living breathing constitution. She is a progressive. She has, I mean, listen, I don't go off the rails here and think she's some Looney Tunes, she is, she has a history of service as a judge where she has demonstrated her dedication to progressive ideology. Progressivism is destroying America. And Democrats know they can't win any of these fights. In the public arena, they can't win any of these fights legitimately. They've got to get justices, judges to function as politicians. And that's what she is. The only way they can win is through the judiciary. Where they can have radical leftist judges, rule in their favor. In order to uphold the determined march of the far left into socialism and progressivism, anti capitalism, and everything else that's tearing this country apart.
As war in Ukraine intensifies, US gasoline hits record $4.17
"Gas prices have hit a record in the U. S. said president Biden is warning of more pain to calm at the pump after he banned Russian oil imports defending freedom is going to cost the question is how much on average a gallon now costs four dollars and seventeen cents we're certain destined for a rendezvous with four fifty to four seventy five oil analyst Tom Kloza doesn't know where it will stop like an adjustable rate mortgage that's adjusting every twelve hours West Virginia senator Joe Manchin says cutting off Russia's war funding is worth the hikes that's my contribution as United States citizens then I'm willing to pay that but in a gas station outside Washington yesterday driver Vikas Grover said that's fine in theory but he also has a family budget will be willing to pay for five dollars six dollars Sager made Donnie Washington
Lawmakers Push to Ban Russian Oil Imports, Amid White House Resistance
"Reporting progression all Republicans and the Democrats support holding Russian oil imports to the US lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling for the bike did ministration too bad U. S. imports of Russian oil as a further punishment for the invasion of Ukraine Republican senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska this is actually something that can make a difference that can get Putin's attention house speaker Nancy Pelosi agrees I'm all for that band but White House press secretary job sake told reporters Thursday that would raise prices at the gas pump for the American people to which senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia responded for the sake of of human kind this is not right and
Biden Poll Numbers Continue to Go the Wrong Way
"Poll numbers continue to fall, a new morning consult, political poll shows that Biden has 43% approval 53% dissatisfaction. 39% approve of the way he's handled the pandemic that he said he was going to shut down recall. 57 57% say they don't approve. Biden is least popular in West Virginia, pretty critical since that's where Joe Manchin is. 78% disapprove 17% approve, even in Vermont. 50% approve 39% disapproval, home state of Delaware, negative 20 net approval rating that I mentioned is his home, state of Delaware, and even in New York and California, he is now down ten points. What about swing states you ask? Thank you for asking. 29 points down Arizona. 17 points down Colorado. 18 points down Georgia, 23 Nevada, 30 Ohio, 21 Pennsylvania, ten New Hampshire, Texas, the one that AOC says turning blue is just a matter of time, down 34 point Florida down 24 points.
Is It Time for a Complete Overhaul of ATF? Erich Pratt Explains
"Is it time for a complete overhaul of ATF? You know, that's an interesting question that's been debated by a lot of Second Amendment activists, because you get rid of the agency, there's still the laws in place that require the job to be done that they're doing. So let me just argue. We don't do away with ATF, but there's another agency that I would like to see redone or reimagine. That's called the core of engineers, okay? The deals with our water and everything else. But is there a way to take the ATF, get it back to its core competencies and not have it be a lightning rod for the Second Amendment issues? Well, you know, I think one thing you were saying earlier, there are some good people at the ATF. I mean, there are whistleblowers that come out. There are some people that we work with. I mean, there are. But typically it's been corrupt from the top down. And that's one reason why we so strenuously, oh my goodness fought to keep David chipman who was just an anti gun zealot from being confirmed. And I'll tell you that. That right there shows that the American people voicing their concerns can make a difference because there's no reason why in a Democrat Senate. I mean, I know it's 50 50, but with Kamala, you get the tie breaker. There's no reason why he shouldn't have been confirmed. I mean, just look at every judge that Biden puts up. They all get confirmed 51 50, okay? This should have been no different except we raised such a stink. And it wasn't just us. Other gun groups too, but just rallying the grassroots made a huge difference. And so not only did we keep the squishy Republicans against camp, but we even pulled even people beyond Joe Manchin of West Virginia. There were some other senators who were also saying, I just can't go with
Rich Zeoli: The Best COVID Relief Package Right Now Is Getting People Back to Work
"This at a time when the U.S. national debt now has exceeded $30 trillion for the first time $30 trillion 70% of Americans have said enough is enough with COVID It's here We got to live our lives And yet we're talking about now spending more money on COVID relief packages You know the best COVID relief package we could do right now in this country Getting people back to work Get off your ass and go back to work That's the best COVID relief package we could have in this country right now If you don't have a job and you're getting unemployment you have to prove that you're looking for a job just like George Costanza did when he created Vandelay industries You got to prove it You can't just sit home and say you're afraid of COVID anymore That'd be the best way we could get our country going again We've got millions of people who are not coming back into the workplace So our national debt is now exceeded $3200 for the first time Thank God at least for now Joe Manchin has said Bill Beck better is dead but that could change tomorrow And they're talking about more COVID relief and you think at some point this might be a wake-up call at the federal government spends way too much money No of course no please No there's not a wake up call at all The left is very happy with this Because in the left idea that means more people are on the government Dole and the more people that are on the government Dole means bigger bigger government That's the ultimate idea
Arizona Democrats censure Sinema for blocking voting bill
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Democrats eye new strategy after failure of voting bill
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Nick Saban Cosigns Election Integrity Letter to Sen. Joe Manchin
"You love university, Alabama, you love Nick Saban? Let me rephrase that. Do you hate Nick Saban? Do you dislike him? He's very successful. Successful coaches generally are pretty polarizing. Well, university of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban has co signed a letter to Joe Manchin. Supporting nationalizing our election stripping away voter ID requirements. In addition to Nick Saban, the letter was signed by NBA legend Jerry West, he's a big lefty always has been. Former bills linebacker Daryl tally and former NFL commissioner Paul
"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.
"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..
"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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"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..
"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..
"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..
"joe manchin" Discussed on CRUSADE Channel Previews
"Mansion is nothing more than a politician who lives a real good lifestyle right now. He lives a lifestyle that i could never dream of. He is a part of the all guard. Booze was e. And if just this one act alone probably gets reelected if you wanted right that that that takes care of him so not a shock that he's going to do this he's gonna drop on the sword and he's going to get bang pillar to post by budget stupid. No name re representatives in the house who will probably be gone before he is but that's just politics baby she's politics you gotta deal with it. You can't have blue senators in red states voting for the expansion of supposedly quote unquote voting rights. Which is not expansion voting rights. It's a permanent democratic majority forever if they get that through which is fine. I don't care. I don't care about politics at the federal level anymore these. Vp is walking around handing out cookies of herself. It's this is. We are literally right now in junior high and we have junior high like Administration we got one. That's too old to be there. We got another one. That is legitimately a shell and she's just think i'm appreciate which is subjective. Obviously looking at brady i am. Here's a cookie with that. My faith on it right okay. We're the lines on your Your scraggly neck. Oh goodness said that. But i did. You know that would have been a more Adapt cooking but joe biden attacked. Senator joe manchin and senator. Kristen cinem- semi sima cinema cinema. Whatever her name is the lady from arizona and lied his head off claiming the voted with republicans often that was untrue. We reported how the response was to crush by dream of killing the filibuster delivering sterling defensive. Why was important and so joe. Manchin responded decisively. Democrats trying to grab power. Bob bra mansion wrote in an op. Ed in the gazette mail. I'm guessing that's a west. Virginia outlet that sounds like a west virginia. Gazette mail is west. Virginia gazette mail. Oh no it's the charleston gazette magazine where where where the hell that is not charleston. West virginia is looking at learn new. Today there's more than one city in west virginia. I love you people in west virginia. If i could probably move there because it's like an island. I mean mike at representative on from west virginia. Last year they voted hard. They went hardcore. Pro-life there is no. There's no doubt and west. Virginia babies babies are what they should be protected in west virginia. Here my state of texas can't even figure out which way the door opens. So that's what i'll say about that anyway. Mansion wrote in a west virginia newspaper making it clear that he would not be voting for the democratic voting power. Grab known as the four of the people act. He also reiterated that he would not kill the filibuster mansion chastise the democrats noting how the filibuster and protected democrats rights have democrats a defended it in the past and the read some stuff and then he writes more stuff about a power grab and all this is is this really this one segment of the bear. Brief here on the.
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Daily
"Is still setting out the senator. And what is your say to that. John that chasing bipartisanship in an era where. It's pretty much impossible. i guess. A charitable way of saying. It would be elusive. What does he say to reality that. That means that all of those proposals you just mentioned remain stock. How does he answer that. I think he is very content. Trying to make the senate work again and it bothers him. That much of his preference is to try to make a place. I think he's heard the arguments i think he gets it a lot. Not just from voters pipe from obviously from some college or more progressive than he is who've expressed their frustration to him. I just don't think this launches him for all the reasons that we talked about earlier because the nature of his state his background is such that. There's just not much political leverage that folks have on the left. They can get him to move memorably but i talked to him a few months ago. He said what are they gonna do. Come to my state campaign against we. Please please the best in that. What happened to me out there. What does he mean by that. But it would just prove his independence that he's not a party democrat. It would help him politically and you know. I think his memorable retort to me was they rather not have me at all which is hip way of saying well. Would you rather heavy at times maddening. At times confounding at times wrote warding democratic vote in the breach or would you rather house a conventional trump republican in this heavily read pro-trump state. Who was one more vote to make mitch. Mcconnell majority great bat ultimately where somebody like schumer and a lot of democrats in the senate have calmed down is yes mansion drive them crazy for a number of different reasons but ultimately alternative to mansion is not in more progressive democratic senator west virginia. You'll live to me. Engine or being. Honest is a pro-trump crow mitch. Mcconnell for majority leader sat in west. Virginia that because of the divide right now would deny democrats from having a majority in the senate. Jonathan does senator. Joe manchin have a breaking point in his approach to bipartisanship. We saw this weekend. That the senate voted not to create an independent commission to investigate. What happened on january. Six republicans used tactics disposal to prevent the senate from getting to sixty votes thereby blocking the commission and mansion came out the feld vote in the senate had six brave republicans but that was four short of the ten necessary to advance the legislation. You seem very upset about this. Choosing to put politics and political election above the health of our democracy is unconscionable and the betrayal of the oath of the beach take is something they will have to live with in a way. I don't think i've ever seen him be upset about something and i am. Sorry the my republican colleagues and friends. The political fear prevent them from doing what they know in their hearts to be right and it made me wonder are their votes issues. Where having seen that the bipartisanship he says he stands for is not happening. And that maybe. The other side isn't even negotiating in good faith. Where he says enough is enough. Well he wants to see it infrastructure to go she asians to result in a compromise and see how they ultimately. Go exactly into your question as to whether or not they were done in. Good faith but you raise an important point. Because january six commission vote goes to the heart of the institution of the congress in whether or not in compunction and that we've talked about is what pensioners most passionate about ward many policy issue. I think it was buried. This are for him to see that. Venus exploration of owed filibuster. It raises doubts with him about views to function. But i don't think he's willing yet to simply say that's it. We gotta give up on trying to find bipartisan consensus. I think he's gonna keep trying to do that. It's going to irritate progressives. it's gonna irritate even some moderate democrats. But he's not gonna stop being joe.
"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.
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Manchin says not so quick What i find fascinating the entire conversation well or some of the major corporations that find themselves they can have a competitive advantage against their competitors if we raised the corporate tax which tells me probably not a good idea to do it but yet the democrats just seem to think that if they raise the corporate tax it's not going to affect you and me or anyone else in. The country of these corporations had this season about corporations. It's about their workers Who pay the price. Bear the brunt of these tax increases because businesses. They don't pay the taxes they collect them. So it's it's workers workers who get hurt It is families That we all know Who are counting on these businesses for their 401k's their ira's their retirement. And of course there's no question biden's tax increases will drive will reverse what president trump and republicans did which is we brought. Us companies jobs and manufacturing back to the us. We stopped cold. The obama tax policies that drove. us companies overseas They're going to to reverse all those gains and so we're gonna fight as far as conservatives. We're gonna fight for the communities who can't survive another round of their local businesses Disappearing well one of the things that you'll did e that i appreciate it very much was a roping. Llc's more into the corporate tax structure. Because i i mean i run my business. Elsie as lawyer i advised and created tons of. Llc's is just a an easy way for people to navigate without having to go through a escort. Foresee corp and most of american businesses seems like small businesses structured that way and they're going to get deemed by the biden plan. Yeah no doubt about it in in look You know when you hear. Joe biden You know give misleading leading statements about what our tax reform did which was really drive Higher paychecks in more jobs For blue collar families in the working poor They also mislead that america's corporations don't pay their fair share..
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"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..
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"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..
"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..
"joe manchin" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"Joe manchin doesn't wanna use budget reconciliation either. He doesn't want to do it now. There's another problem for the democrats. Are y'all listen Remember i mean just just a few short weeks ago. Everyone was in doom gloom and despair. Everyone thought the world is coming to an end. The democrats have taken back the senate we're all going to die socialism's on the rise and i got. I got in trouble with you guys. I got in trouble when i said. Calm down calm down. They can't do much. The filibuster is not going to go away. I had people calling this program screaming at me over the democrats taking back. The senate they were going to get rid of the filibuster. We were going to get gun control. We were gonna get all this stuff. Socialism was on the rise. There's no turning back. Now is the end of america as we know it. Nope nope calmed down. Joe mansion is a. He didn't even want to use budget reconciliation. He wants regular order. What is regular order. It's something that a house democratic moderates are scrambling for as well what is regular order. Regular order is where instead of the leadership drafting the legislation and sending it to the floor of the house or the senate the sitters and representatives are charged with drafting the legislation in a committee where democrats and republicans get to market up. Make changes offer amendments finalizing it in committee sending it to the floor where they vote on it and then sitting it over to the other house to go through the exact same process. That's regular order it slows down it slows the process down. It makes the senators more powerful than the leadership. That's why leadership doesn't like to do it. And joe manchin is now saying we gotta go back to regular order. He's not gonna let budget. Silly budget reconciliation become the norm. And he's not gonna get revealed. What happens if the democrats voting out next time well. A republican gets elected in west virginia and mitch. Mcconnell goes back to being senate majority leader by the way. it's not. just it's not. Just joe manchin. It's chris cinemas. Well the senator from arizona says nope not gonna do it. Not giving buster dianne feinstein. Who said she would consider tweaks to. The filibuster has said she's not getting rid of it and there are frankly a number of other democratic senators who know they don't have to take a position because it's not going to happen and they don't favor it now with the democrats are able to make up gains in the next senate. Then yeah they could get filibuster. Raphael were not needs to be defeated in georgia. Republicans will be on defense because they did so well. Six years ago there will be more republicans up for grabs than democrats. Republicans have the potential though to take back the house. If they take back the house the senate filibuster becomes a non starter because they won't be able to get stuff through the house and it looks like republicans are going to take back the house the tendency of both parties to go to doom gloom and despair when their side loses and republicans have done it. We spent some time on that yesterday on the program. There's always hope you gotta find it sometimes and hear all the people who were thinking the democrats taking back the senate because republicans through georgia away. socialism was going to be on the rise. They were gonna pass everything..
"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..
"joe manchin" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Listen to this. My administration has cut more regulations in a short period of time than any other administration during its entire tenure. Companies are coming back to our country in large numbers. Thanks to our historic reductions in taxes and regulations, and we have unleashed a revolution. In American energy. The United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. Number one producer of energy. Now, listen that started with the Bush administration. We know that by we continue to find markets for that we continue to gain market share. This president is set on lifting people out of poverty poverty to create opportunities for future generations the opportunity for prosperity in a different way of life. And the Democrats sit on their hands. I'm Joe Manchin. Shoot in any day. If you live in West Virginia, would you right? Joe Manchin and just switch parties. Please. What is he doing? Stood for many of those things. That he believed in. The president talked about socialism. That we were born free, and we will remain free. That's what he said. About the socialist. That are looking to drive a different agenda for the freedoms of America. It's amazing. Is absolutely amazing. I thought it was an unbelievable speech thought he did a great job. But it wasn't as good as I one. I don't think from some aspects. But certainly had far more to talk about for more to. Talent as accomplishments of his administration. But I'll tell you one thing that it was noticeably different than any other time that he is. Spoke it was noticeably different that there was far more Republican support except for Jeff flake and and corker. I know there are no longer there. But I'm talking about Mitt Romney and a couple others. That are just die hard. Sour grape haters. Talking about Mitt Romney that king of sour grapes. I don't understand how anybody can. Thank he's going to do anything differently. The only stood because those next we're standing on some of those issues. But you know. He has gained support. Everybody's getting used to the way. He does things how he does things that he's not a politician. He's a businessman. Trade is going to be critically important. As we move forward. It.