Sen. Joe Manchin has ended up becoming one of the most powerful men in the country. And it’s all because of a 50-50.
With the Senate made up of 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, many issues could end up a tie. With Harris as the VP, she can cast a tie-breaking vote. Which means, Democrats can ram through their toxic agenda without a single Republican, but only if every Democrat supports their plans.
Because Manchin is a moderate from a red state, he has little reason to go along with every far-left scheme concocted by Schumer and Joe Biden. Simply by pulling his support, he can single-handedly sink Sleepy Joe’s agenda.
And he just announced a move that will kill Biden’s golden goose.
A top Democrat senator appears to be leaning toward stalling voting on Democrat President Joe Biden’s massive $3.5 trillion social-spending bill that has been largely criticized as being a partisan wish list for the Democrat Party.
“Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is privately saying he thinks Congress should take a ‘strategic pause’ until 2022 before voting on President Biden’s $3.5 trillion social-spending package,” Axios reported…
The report said that any delay from Manchin, who is not part of the far-left-wing of the Democrat Party, could “imperil House passage of the separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which Pelosi has promised to pass by Sept. 27.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Manchin has been increasingly vocal about his opposition to Biden’s insane, $3.5 trillion socialist takeover of our economy. He wrote an op-ed explaining the dangers of the increased spending. He reportedly told both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders he was not on board with it.
Now, he is actively pushing to delay voting on the measure, in a move that will surely sink the package entirely.
If Democrats hope to get this thing done, they need to do it now. With each passing day, they lose support from the public. That’s because Americans growing increasingly outraged with Biden’s terrible decisions. Delaying it also destroys whatever momentum this bill has in Congress, making it unlikely to build steam later.
When 2022 rolls around, Democrats will be too much concerned with re-election plans to take any risks. The closer they get to November, the harder it will be for them to push for any major legislative goals.
Manchin knows what he’s doing. He couldn’t support Biden’s spending bill and keep his job. But openly voting no would get the left and liberal media to attack him. So, simply saying it should be delayed ensures the bill will die, without him being a bad guy.
And considering his significant influence in the Senate right now, he might get his way. It’s either delay the vote or get a hard no from him now.
But will this be enough to slow down Pelosi and Schumer’s rabid push for more spending and higher taxes? I guess we’ll find out.
Author: Matthew Jones