For a little while there, it looked as if Sen. Joe Manchin was going to come through. The moderate Democrat refused to support Biden’s most radical, and costly, plans. But just before the 2022 Midterms, Manchin caved. He supported a toxic spending bill that will raise taxes and hurt working Americans.
It seems that has not gone over well with the folks back home, a state full of conservatives. His approval began to tank and it doesn’t look like it’s getting better. But the man doesn’t seem to have learned his lesson. Because despite the fact that West Virginia’s main industry is coal, Manchin vowed to join Biden in this insane ban.
On Wednesday’s broadcast of West Virginia MetroNews’ “Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that completely getting off of fossil fuels “might be doable” by 2050, but we won’t be able to do so “unless we have something like the Inflation Reduction Act that’s investing in the technologies.” Manchin also touted investments in “all the proven technologies that we know should work.”
This is pretty bad, for Manchin. The moderate senator tried to defend his support for the falsely named “Inflation Reduction Act.” The bill, which does not lower inflation, is really a massive spending spree on “green” technology.
It is yet another bailout from Biden to the failing green energy sector–which has failed to produce viable alternatives to fossil fuels. Joe Manchin seems to be trying to justify his betrayal of West Virginia, but he only made matters worse when he said getting rid of fossil fuels was “doable” thanks to Biden’s bloated tax bill.
Hey, Manchin! Did you forget that your state depends on the coal industry? West Virginia’s economy depends on fossil fuels. Does Manchin really believe the state can transition into some other industry by 2050?
It looks more and more like Manchin’s just a useless yes-man, who cowardly does whatever his party tells him to do. No longer do we have an independent moderate who puts his neck out for the people of West Virginia, and America.
Instead, Manchin is cowering to crooked Democrats who are hell-bent on destroying the U.S. economy. Biden shut down our energy independence, to help give China an upper hand. Manchin is helping it along, talking about ending fossil fuels for “green” alternatives that break down in the snow.
- Joe Manchin tried to defend his support of Biden’s spending spree.
- He said he supported getting rid of fossil fuels, saying it was “doable.”
- Manchin turned on his home state, which relies on the coal industry.