Anna Moneymaker

Biden’s 500 billion student loan handout called ‘excessive’ by Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. called President Biden’s student loan forgiveness initiative “excessive.” Manchin told reporters Tuesday, “I just respectfully disagree on that.” Biden’s student loan forgiveness package is estimated to cost around $500 billion, and the White House says they will pay for it with deficit spending. Read more at  


Manchin jettisons Democrats’ hopes for passing sweeping climate action and tax hikes

Sen. Joe Manchin on Thursday dealt a devastating blow to Democrats’ hopes for sweeping legislative action this year, telling Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and his staff “unequivocally” that he won’t support the climate or tax provisions of a Democratic economic package, two sources familiar with the talks tell CNN. The two had been negotiating […]

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Biden’s ‘Putin Price Hike’ Inflation Excuse is torched by Manchin in scathing statement

t least one Democrat isn’t giving President Joe Biden a free pass for overseeing the worst inflation in 40 years. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia issued a scathing statement on the development on Tuesday, rejecting Biden’s attempts to invoke political excuses for the price squeezes on middle-class Americans. “Let me be clear, inflation is […]

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Democrats finally get the memo, inflation is real

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., has groused about inflation since last year. After months of browbeating Manchin for not supporting the Democrats’ social spending package, other Democrats are now finally joining Manchin with their own inflationary concerns. “We have solutions and we’re going to focus like a laser on reducing costs,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck […]