On Wednesday, Joe Biden appeared to receive a miracle from West Virginia.
Senator Joe Manchin, one of the most centrist Democrats in the entirety of Congress, had been somehow convinced to go along with a massive new spending bill, chocked full of progressive and radical agenda items.
The move had Republicans fuming.
Republicans are not pleased with the prospect of a revived version of Build Back Better after Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced they came to an agreement on a reconciliation package.
While some details of the reconciliation package are unclear, Manchin said in a statement that the bill will contain a minimum 15% tax on companies worth more than $1 billion and will also have investments in energy, which include nuclear, renewables and fossil fuels.
The right’s fury was palpable.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., commented on the announcement, tweeting, “Build Back Broke.”Advertisement - story continues below
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a tweet said the reconciliation package contains “giant tax hikes” that would “kill thousands of American jobs.”
“Democrats have already crushed American families with historic inflation. Now they want to pile on giant tax hikes that will hammer workers and kill many thousands of American jobs. First they killed your family’s budget. Now they want to kill your job too,” McConnell wrote.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the reconciliation package contains “giant tax hikes” that would “kill thousands of American jobs.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said the package means “More taxing & spending + another Green New Deal.”
The move signals one of the first real policy wins of the entire Biden administration, but also shuffles taxpayer money into largely liberal agendas as the electorate of this nation suffers from inflation, and now, a recession as well.