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    Manchin’s Own Party Betrays Him After He Caved On Inflation Reduction Act

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    This month, the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a repackaging of Biden’s build Back Better proposal, sending the measure to Biden for his signature.

    The law barely passed and continues to cause disagreement in Congress; it is hardly uniting legislation.

    The proposal narrowly succeeded with a 51-51 vote after a 15-hour discussion and continues to cause divisions not only with Republicans but even with Democratic MPs.

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy referred to the bill in his nearly 50-minute speech on the floor ahead of the vote, “I believe the largest tone-deaf bill we’ve seen in this chamber in 230 years.”

    The Prospect said that the wording of the permitting law has not yet been distributed to members of Congress, but it is anticipated to be “attached to a must-pass government funding bill.”

    Not only are Republicans opposed to the package, but some Democrats are also debating its destiny.

    If Tlaib and her radical wing get their way, it will be considered as a distinct bill that will be voted on separately, and it will fail in the House.

    Not only is Democratic Senator Joe Manchin receiving criticism from Republicans, but also from some fellow Democrats for his participation in the measure.

    Not only did Manchin vote for the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, he actually authored it.

    With a sincere expression on his face, he continually sought to persuade the American public that the IRA would genuinely cut inflation, although knowing that this would not be the case.

    Now that it has become law, even Democrats refer to it as a climate and healthcare package.

    It does not bode well for the bill’s chances since Democrat Manchin’s decision late last month to support the misleadingly titled Inflation Reduction Act came as a surprise to both Republicans and presumably members of his own party.

    More on this story via The Republic Brief:

    Until then, the West Virginia senator had been the one vote standing between the Democrats’ passage of needless and expensive climate change legislation and fiscal sanity.

    Then, one day in July, a beaming Manchin joined Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to announce his support for a $740 billion bill that, contrary to its title, will do nothing to reduce inflation.

    It will, however, subsidize green energy programs, raise taxes on the middle class, and dramatically expand the size of the IRS. CONTINUE READING…

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