Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has been monumental at stopping President Joe Biden’s administration from wreaking havoc on the United States economy because he’s pushing back against the narrative. His efforts have opened doors to the Democrat party and allowed them to speak how they feel rather than what might push them ahead. What Manchin has seen is that Republicans have supported Manchin as he defies the odds.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi may be satisfied with her efforts to pass the Build Back Better Act in the House, but there’s no passage yet as it goes to the Senate. The Build Back Better Act has additions that Manchin isn’t for and can stop the passage if things aren’t changed.
The Build Back Better Act has federally funded abortion and climate change measures that Manchin isn’t okay with.
Manchin is still not okay with the gas price crisis before the Build Back Better Act hits the Senate floor. Manchin released a statement outlining the issues he has with it.
Today’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve release is a crucial policy Band-Aid for rising gas prices. Still, it does not address the self-inflicted wound that misguided energy policy is inflicting on our nation. With an energy revolution going across the country, Washington must not endanger America’s energy security and leave consumers exposed to increased prices in the short term.
It’s unnecessary and a direct result of Biden’s actions. If Biden kept the U.S. energy independent rather than having to rely on OPEC, things would be much better, and this is a perfect example of that. Biden is proving that US-based oil keeps prices down.
Manchin also addresses inflation, saying, “Historic inflation taxes and the lack of a comprehensive all-of-the-above energy policy pose a clear and present threat to America’s economic and energy security that can no longer be ignored.”
The theory of “just a dollar here or just a dollar there” is absurd. Massive spending equals massive inflation. There’s no other way the government can work this out where that doesn’t happen unless they hit the lottery.
2020 resulted in massive government spending on the state and federal levels, but that was because the government did not benefit the government. The economic shutdown was disastrous and resulted in unnecessary setbacks for every citizen and is still a looming threat.
Manchin also called for a reversal of energy production and was responsible for starting to produce it in the U.S. again. Not only would that help jobs, but it would help the gas prices as well.
He can kill the deal altogether, so get ready for the attacks on his character when the left brings up universal pre-K and other aspects of the bill that may be more popular among voters.