Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said he disagreed with Republicans not to change the Trump tax cuts for the rich and signaled support for the Democrats, who are handing over the infrastructure alone.
NBC News reported:
“I came to the conclusion that the budget comparison is essentially used to reconcile budgets. So it's about money, "Manchin told NBC News, calling for the" human infrastructure "- Biden's term for investing in childcare, community college, and paid vacation – to be strengthened and tax revenues increased to fund them.
“The Republicans were failing to change anything, and I thought the 2017 tax bill was a very unfair bill that was weighted on a side that basically did not benefit the average American. So I voted against it, ”said Manchin. "I think there are some adjustments that need to be made."
With Manchin on board, the Biden Infrastructure / Jobs Act will pass the Senate. Progressives in the House and Senate want climate action to be part of the package, but so does the President, so negotiations will likely focus on the details on each issue, but Democrats will come to an agreement among themselves because they agree on what needs to be done.
The Trump tax cuts for the rich and corporations need to change, and Manchin's support is the strongest omen yet that Biden and the Democrats in Congress will claim another major victory by late summer / early fall to improve the lives of the American people.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association