Joe Biden’s radical socialist agenda came to a stand-still, thanks to Sen. Joe Manchin. The West Virginia “moderate” refused to support Biden’s spending plan, which would have put a massive burden on working Americans in nearly every bracket.
But that doesn’t mean Manchin is some kind of conservative hero. Far from it.
It seems the man opposed Joe Biden’s agenda out of fear of what voters thought. But, when given the chance, he’d stab them in the back just as badly as any far-left progressive. Because now, he is looking to screw over the same voters he claimed to be protecting.
From the Washington Times:
Sen. Joe Manchin III, under fire for killing President Biden ‘s mammoth social welfare and climate change bill, is attempting to make peace with Democrats by promising to help them blow up the Trump-era tax cuts…
“The only reason I even voted to [advance the Build Back Better Act] was to fix the tax [system] so that everybody paid their fair share,” Mr. Manchin said. “The ultra-wealthy, the corporations that weren’t paying anything, everyone should pay their fair share.”
Joe Manchin appears to be cowering before the radical left by promising to gut the Trump tax cuts that helped West Virginians survive. Manchin claimed he opposed Biden’s enormous spending bill because it would be too expensive for Americans.
But he’s not above forcing the “ultra-wealthy” to pay their “fair share.” This is the same empty talking points Democrats who pushed the BBB spending bill used. We all know Democrats had no intentions of raising taxes on the rich. In fact, Biden’s spending bill would have helped rich liberals pay fewer taxes overall.
Who would end up paying more? Working and middle-class Americans. Any time taxes are increased, regular Americans suffer. It’s pretty shocking that Manchin—who as recently as last week talked about leaving the DNC—is now claiming we should raise taxes.