Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has faced an inordinate amount of abuse from the press, in large part because he refuses to back President Biden’s seemingly endless request for billions the nation doesn’t have.
Especially as Manchin sees a direct link between the economic activities taking place now and the likelihood of a recession to spark in the future.
Of course, the mainstream media blasts Manchin for daring to demonstrate fiscal responsibility, especially during a time when most Americans are far more preoccupied with putting food on the table, rather than chasing some fantasy green agenda.
A green agenda that curiously permits the elites pushing it to continue flying in private jets while telling everyone else to feast on lentils, which frankly sounds like communism dressed up in a different name.
Indeed, Manchin blasted Build Back Better for exactly what it intended to be: a complete social “realignment.”
“First of all, the Build Back Better, way back when, was a complete social realignment – everything in the world you could throw at it,” Manchin remarked.
You could say that again. Taxing literally everyone to smithereens, especially with a helping hand from inflation, would most definitely bring about the eventual end to the middle class and efforts to preserve it.
Manchin is clearly not enamored by the direction the nation has taken under Biden, making that viewpoint abundantly clear when recalling his discussions with the president.
“I was very clear when the president and I talked, I said, ‘Mr. President, this piece of legislation is going to change our country from when John Kennedy said ask not what your country can do for you, what you can do for your country, that piece of legislation will change us to how much more can my country do for me,” Manchin recalled.
Unfortunately, Biden and the rest of the far left cadre do not seem terribly interested in seeing what the nation can do for Americans … they do, however, seem quite interested in what Americans can do for them, as evidenced by their massive spending.
Which Manchin also shredded as highly problematic in terms of national debt.
“We are $30.5 trillion of debt and climbing, and we have to be serious about this,” Manchin continued, “but inflation is wreaking havoc on everybody’s lives. I don’t care what social rung you’re on,” “So that’s why that one [was killed]. There’s no such thing as Build Back Better again.”
It’s nice to hear such frank talk on the economy from Manchin, especially when the White House appears intent on continuing to gaslight economic reality.
Jared Bernstein, who is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, completely dodged a rather relevant question regarding an impending recession, which literally every business entity is now widely warning about.
“It is very hard to conclude that we are in a recession when you look at the payroll and the job gains that we’ve seen now, it is tricky to look around the corner here, and I’m not going to predict quarters down the road,” Bernstein sniveled.
It’s also “tricky” to get real when the White House refuses to deal with the obvious consequences of its actions, preferring to blame Trump or some other likely candidate instead.
“But I think right now, you’ve got inflation headwinds big time in this economy – not taking anything away from that – but you also have some very strong tailwinds that are boosting consumers,” Bernstein continued.
“Tailwinds boosting consumers?” Really? Care to point out which tail wind is powering consumers? The stagnant wages or sky-high inflation?
Any more gaslighting for today, Mr. Bernstein?
“This president has tackled aggressively climate change measures already,” Bernstein continued, “he has set the most rigorous emissions standards yet to be set in this country, and he has helped to jumpstart the offshore wind industry.”
Sadly, these remarks are probably not a case of gaslighting.
Biden certainly went after emissions standards shortly after coming into power, which was rather obvious from a number of executive orders he took from Day 1, several of which revolved around efforts to kill Big Oil.
“Now, those are all measures that he took by the power of the pen through executive action and rule changes. And he will continue to do that,” Bernstein boomed.
A president that disregards checks and balances will “continue” to take a number of executive actions and other authoritarian measures?
You don’t say …
Author: Jane Jones