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Manchin Confirms ‘I Can’t Get There…This is a No” on Biden’s Build Back Better Bill

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The Senate has adjourned until next year without passing Biden’s expensive “Build Back Better” bill thanks to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Senator Chuck Schumer did not have the votes needed to pass the bill with Manchin holding out.

Speaking to Fox News’ Bret Baier on Sunday, Baier asked Manchin directly about his position:

Manchin: I’ve always said this, Bret. If I can’t go home and explain to the people of West Virginia, I can’t vote for it. And I cannot vote to continue with this piece of legislation. I just can’t. I’ve tried everything humanly possible. I can’t get there.

Baier: You’re done? This is a no?

Manchin: This is a no on this piece of legislation. I have tried everything I know to do.
The Senate has adjourned until next year.

National Review reports “Senator Manchin has said that the bill cannot exceed $1.5 trillion in size” for his support. “But the bill the House passed spends $1.95 trillion. Senator Manchin has said that he does not want to see any accounting ‘gimmicks’ underpinning the project.”

Manchin has also expressed concern that the “shell games” will “make the real cost of the so-called $1.75 trillion bill estimated to be almost twice that amount if the full time is run out.”

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) did an analysis which backs up Manchin’s assumptions. Manchin said “spending trillions more on new and expanded government programs, when we can’t even pay for the essential programs, like Social Security and Medicare, is the definition of fiscal insanity.”

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  1. George D Gary

    December 20, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    This is great. 1st smart dem. Now hes thinking of changing from dem to independant. He should. The dems are just plain criminals.

  2. Katherine Roncketti

    December 21, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    If our leaders do not tell the truth concerning our expenses and taxes, then the country is lost. Where is John Galt? Working on the railroad yet?

  3. JOHN JEZIORO

    December 22, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    The thing that is really screwing up the democrats is that not everyone is going along with all of their plans, regardless of how crazy they are. Manchin is throwing a wrench in their plan. He has no business being a democrat, he should switch sides and be a republican and those RINOS should become demorats.

  4. JOHN JEZIORO

    December 22, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    that last word was a misprint. I meant to say democrats.

  5. Bob Thomson

    December 22, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Good for you Joe! Take care, be well and remain steadfast with your need to do the right thing!

  6. Sad4theUS

    December 22, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    If it’s one thing the Democrats can’t stand, it’s a Democrat bucking the system… A Democrat smarter than they are, that sees through their BS!

  7. vern

    December 22, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    The Dems or the Squad did not elect Senator Manchin of West By God Virginia. As with Senator Sinema we the people of Arizona elected her not the Squad

  8. George W. Reed

    December 23, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Don’t trust Joe Manchin. EVER!!

    I wouldn’t trust him as far as I can spit. He’s a typical democRAT and a typical politician. He wants something BIUG, and when he gets it, he’ll flip faster than a pancake at IHOP.

    If he REALLY had guts, he’d walk across the aisle and caucus with the Republicans.

    PERIOD!!

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BREAKING: Hunter Biden Found Guilty on All Three Felony Charges

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Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, was found guilty on all three felony charges on Tuesday. After a six-day trial, a jury concluded that the first son lied on a federal gun-purchase background-check form by falsely claiming he was not a drug addict. The jury deliberated for three hours, starting Monday afternoon following the conclusion of closing arguments.

Hunter Biden was convicted on two charges for lying about his crack-cocaine addiction on federal gun paperwork when he purchased a Colt Cobra revolver on October 12, 2018. Additionally, he was found guilty of a third charge for possessing the firearm while addicted to crack cocaine.

According to National Review, the criminal trial exposed deep rifts within the Biden family. Hunter’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, and his deceased brother Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden, testified against him. This created an emotional divide within the family, especially when Naomi Biden, the eldest daughter of Buhle and Hunter, testified for the defense, pitting mother against daughter.

Federal prosecutors Derek Hines and Leo Wise led the case against Hunter Biden as part of special counsel David Weiss’s legal team. Throughout the trial, Weiss was present in the courtroom, often seen conversing and eating chocolates during breaks.

Prosecutors presented what they described as “overwhelming evidence” of Hunter Biden’s drug addiction at the time he completed the gun purchase. This evidence included witness testimony, text messages, videos, images, bank records, and excerpts from Hunter’s memoir. Key testimonies from Hallie Biden, gun salesman Gordon Cleveland, and ex-girlfriend Zoe Kestan were crucial in establishing Hunter Biden’s pattern of drug use and his decision to lie about his addiction.

Defense attorney Abbe Lowell argued that Hunter Biden’s behavior had improved around the time of the gun purchase, asserting that he did not “knowingly” lie on the federal paperwork. However, the testimonies of Kestan and Cleveland, along with Hunter Biden’s own admissions of drug use in texts and memoir excerpts, posed significant challenges to the defense’s narrative.

Throughout the trial, Lowell conducted extensive cross-examinations of the prosecution’s witnesses and disputed the context of the evidence presented. However, Leo Wise’s cross-examination of Naomi Biden, where he scrutinized her text messages with her father from October 2018, proved to be a pivotal moment, undermining her defense testimony.

Before the verdict, President Biden stated he would respect the jury’s decision and would not pardon his son if convicted. At the trial’s onset, President Biden issued a statement expressing pride in his son’s efforts to overcome his drug addiction.

Hunter Biden is scheduled to face another trial in September on nine federal tax charges related to his alleged failure to pay over $1.4 million in taxes over four years.

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