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Rather than be part of once-in-a-generation transformational legislation, Senator Houseboat, Joe Manchin, said his long time effort and lifetime goal of addressing climate change -- so, so important to him -- cannot have any actual climate change initiatives and that addressing climate change should be financed by private industry.In short, he strongly opposes the clean electricity portion of the legislation.Experts have said that the policy over the next decade would drastically reduce the greenhouse gases that are heating the planet and that it would be the strongest climate change policy ever enacted by the United States.“This is absolutely the most important climate policy in the package,” said Leah Stokes, an expert on climate policy, who has been advising Senate Democrats on how to craft the program. “We fundamentally need it to meet our climate goals. That’s just the reality. And now we can’t. So this is pretty sad.”Senator Houseboat opposes clean electricity, stands by a filibuster that has had more than 100 carve-outs over the years -- including for Supreme Court justices -- and is anxious to kick your dog. Twice.Senator Houseboat and the Thumbs Down Lady are destroying the Biden agenda -- that 98% of congressional democrats support, and that a majority of Americans support -- and doing their best to reelect Fat Mussolini. Huh.https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/15/climate/biden-clean-energ...
Manchin has been “carbon captured”.
While Biden's faux supporters shouted "Trump!" the whole time - and left Biden with little political capital to fight Manchin and others.Results - in the end - count.Perma-Neutered Agenda. Don't worry, we're going to allow you some of it for sure, especially the parts that Red States feast on. The name-calling worked so well huh.
"Senator Houseboat and the Thumbs Down Lady are destroying the Biden agenda -- that 98% of congressional democrats support, and that a majority of Americans support -- and doing their best to reelect Fat Mussolini."No it's the Progressive Caucus destroying the Biden agenda.
How do you figure? There are only two holdouts. 96% of the dems in the Senate would vote for it.Are you saying 96% of the Senate are progressives?
Should have posted with more sarcasm.
I haven't changed my mind. No climate no deal.
Ah. Here's your tag: /s
EverettRuess: No it's the Progressive Caucus destroying the Biden agenda.Well, no one's been more critical of the Bernie faction over the past several years than me but, no... the progressives have already come down from their original $5.9T number and are willing to negotiate the current $3.5T down some more. Senator Houseboat and the Thumbs Down Lady have zero interest in negotiating up from whatever their mystery numbers are... and he's willing to kill the legislation over $150 billion earmarked for clean energy while she's dead-set against PHARMA reform.Hhhmmmm... Manchin earns $500,000 a year from Enersystems, which burns waste coal. Sinema received $750,000 of her campaign funding from PHARMA. Finally... West Virginia has just 11,418 coal-mining jobs.And finally, finally... Manchin is gung-ho spending $700B a year on Defense but $150B for clean electricity is too much government spending and should be off-loaded to private industry.
I haven't changed my mind. No climate no deal. Surest way to get nothing at all. Dems will be (rightly) criticized for losing things like expanding medicare, juco & pre-K funding, cheaper meds, etc. which were within their grasp. Note that all those would make excellent campaign fodder too.
this is the guy that wants to limit spending after voting for NINE TRILION in raises in military spending in last 8 years!!!
My view is that if the Biden agenda goes down in flames it is 10000% the fault on "moderates" & "conservatives" like like Manchin and Sinema, and because the Democratic party is too corrupt and corporate owned to get anything done for the American people. Because of role of donations (bribes) by billionaires and corporations and the narrowest of self-interest of a handful of Democratic politicians I say that the term "moderate" & "conservative" are just two polite labels for corrupt and corporate owned. This holds true for both Democrats or Republicans.
This group has gotten way too depressing.We are all doomed.Ken
EVIL is winning.Ken
FKJacobs: ...I say that the term "moderate" & "conservative" are just two polite labels for corrupt and corporate owned. This holds true for both Democrats or Republicans.Well, sure, republicans and democrats are just so alike. When the email lady lost the democrats cried, women knitted pink pussycat hats, and millions of men, women, and children took to the streets to peacefully protest the election of Fat Mussolini. His supporters laughed at democrats and told them, "You lost. Get over it."When Fat Mussolini lost the republicans falsely claimed the election was stolen despite multiple state recounts that proved Biden had won and there was no voter fraud anywhere, tried to stop the electoral college vote count, built an actual gallows in front of the Capitol, stormed the Capitol, killed a cop and injured more than 100 other police officers. So, ya' know, same.
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