Given his previous commitments not to sign on to another huge spending bill while inflation was running rampant, Manchin’s decision to sign onto the agreement represented a personal betrayal as well. According to reports, all it took was an Orwellian name-change and a few payments to get West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin on board.
That’s not to mention that I’m not the first one to say it. On Sat., a “vote-a-rama” was held, and the “Inflation Reduction Act” passed its first test, but it was not before socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders let some of the “truth” about the legislation slip.
Sanders is correct in his assessment. Economists have stated that the bill will raise price levels, and at the very least, it will have no immediate impact. That’s not surprising. We’re talking about a measure that would spend a large sum of cash immediately on all the green boondoggles while also claiming that tax increases and IRS enforcement for a longer period of time would produce more revenue.
When it comes to writing legislation that supposedly “reduces” the deficit, it’s become Washington’s favorite game. Of course, their sky-high expectations never come true, and this most recent one will do nothing of the sort. By the time you realize it, everyone will have forgotten about it, and no one will be held responsible.
Sanders’ remarks were also mocked by the Democrats, who accused him of giving aid to Republicans.
The “journalist” grilled him on why he did what he did. He responded that “the truth is the truth,” which appeared to be another dig at the party to which he belongs (and particularly, Manchin).
You have to admire that Garcia, that works with a major newspaper and makes contributions to MSNBC, is a lot more concerned about Sanders telling the truth and damaging Democratic messaging than the reality. However, this is where we are with the media.