December 2, 2021

Biden’s reconciliation bill doomed after Manchin’s latest announcement

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told reporters Monday his party will likely miss its self-imposed Oct. 31 deadline for passing the $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill.

“There’s 52 senators who don’t agree, OK, and there’s two that want to work something out if possible in the most rational, reasonable way,” Manchin told reporters, according to The Hill.

“There is an awful lot going on. I don’t know how that would happen,” he added.

“Democrats truly are nowhere when it comes to finishing this reconciliation package. The ‘serious progress’ that has been made is not really evident to us, or to the lawmakers involved,” Punchbowl News said.

Republicans already oppose the measure, meaning any support for Biden’s massive spending bill will come only from Democrats. Progressive Democrats continue to push for expansion, including new funding for Medicare that would make the multi-trillion deal even bigger.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has expressed growing concern over whether there will be a vote by her Oct. 31 deadline.

In addition, Manchin has vowed to oppose any budget that excludes the Hyde Amendment, a provision that forbids federal health care programs from funding abortions. Democrats have strongly pushed to include it in their spending bill, though it’s unclear how taxpayer funded abortion helps America build back beter.

Manchin has offered some sound reasoning in the midst of Democrat nonsense. Democrats have so far ignored Manchin’s advice and the result is that Biden’s agenda is doomed.

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