Manchin Continues to Block Biden's Economic Plans

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    The Facts

    • Manchin on Thursday stated that the US govt. should focus on fighting inflation and cutting deficits rather than federal spending plans.

    • This comes as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices rose 7.5% year-over-year last month, putting inflation at its highest in 40 years.


    The Spin

    Right narrative

    Manchin is ringing the bell on record inflation and the pressure it's putting on working American families. Biden's ambitious legislative aims risk exacerbating this real and continuing crisis.

    Left narrative

    Manchin is a deficit hawk who drove a stake through the Build Back Better Act. He's now holding climate action to ransom with no guarantee of supporting his party's legislative priorities in the future.


    Political split

    LEFT

    RIGHT

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