Look, we all knew it was only a matter of time before Joe Manchin would again come to make it very clear that he is far from being the ‘moderate’ Democrat that so many seem to insist that he is. In fact, he is just as radical and just as anti-America as is every other member of the Democrat Party. And so, it should come as no surprise that Manchin has joined his Democrat colleagues in foisting upon us that which is nothing more than a fiscal boondoggle. We all knew he had a price, just as we knew Schumer would eventually meet it. And once he did, Manchin was quick to put what was best for his party over and above what was best for the country and the American people.

And, of course, in so doing Manchin offered us what was little more than a bullshit excuse for his blatant treachery, claiming that it was somehow the “responsible path forward.” And deemed to be so by whom, exactly? Schumer? And so, despite the fact that this piece of legislation has yet to be written, Manchin blew a rather copious amount of smoke in trying to justify how it was that he had chosen to support the radical agenda of Schumer instead of choosing to stand with the American people! And so it was that Manchin announced on Wednesday that he would be supporting a reconciliation package targeting prescription drug prices and the energy sector.

As I mentioned, the legislation, which has been dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, has not yet been written. However, Manchin said in a statement that the package will fight inflation by promoting an all-of-the-above energy policy and lower prescription drug prices. Inflation increased 9.1 percent over the twelve-month period ending June 30, the highest year-over-year increase since December 1981. It was in a statement released by his office that Manchin said, “I support the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 because it provides a responsible path forward that is laser focused on solving our nation’s major economic, energy and climate problems.”

And the statement went on to say, “The question for my colleagues is whether they are willing to put their election politics aside and embrace the commonsense approach that the overwhelming majority of the American people support and will best serve the future of this nation.” And he went on to say, “In addition to fighting inflation, we must stop pretending that there is only one way to combat global climate change or achieve American energy independence. This legislation ensures that the market will take the lead, rather than aspirational political agendas or unrealistic goals, in the energy transition that has been ongoing in our country.”

And he said, “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 invests in the technologies needed for all fuel types – from hydrogen, nuclear, renewables, fossil fuels and energy storage – to be produced and used in the cleanest way possible. It is truly all of the above, which means this bill does not arbitrarily shut off our abundant fossil fuels.” You may recall how it was that Manchin repeatedly objected to the Build Back Better reconciliation framework throughout 2021, arguing that the package’s proponents were hiding the true cost of the legislation through “budget gimmicks” and “shell games.” So what is it that might have changed? Nothing! Manchin is a liar!

Manchin said in his statement, “Build Back Better is dead, and instead we have the opportunity to make our country stronger by bringing Americans together.” A bigger bunch of political bullshit you will never hear. He should be ashamed of himself, but I’m quite sure he is not. People like Manchin have no shame. People like Manchin go into politics because they’re incapable of doing anything else. Manchin has spent the better part of his adult life being little more than a professional parasite, relying on the voters for his livelihood. And as such has learned over time that one must say whatever what one must to get elected, and then do whatever you damn well please.

Manchin has been a U.S. Senator since 2010, succeeding Robert ‘KKK’ Byrd after Byrd died. Manchin, who was governor at the time, appointed an interim appointee to fill out a very short portion of the term until, in November of 2010, he declared he would run for the Senate and succeeded in winning that election. Earlier, Manchin had been the 34th Governor of West Virginia from 2005 to 2010, and he was the 27th Secretary of State of West Virginia, from 2001 to 2005. In other words, Manchin literally couldn’t earn himself a bigger pension basis if he tried, BOTH State and Federal! You think he gives a rat’s ass at the age of 74? He just waited long enough to sell out.

Far from being any sort of a moderate, which many still seem determined to call him, Manchin is just another sleazy corrupt Democrat politician who finally got the right amount of money to throw the country under the bus. I guess the going rate is at least enough dollars for generational wealth. It can no longer be said that America’s leaders serve the people, and therefore they must be removed and replaced with better people. What does Manchin bring to the table? Absolutely nothing! He’s just as wicked and corrupt as the rest of the Democrats. This guy has always sold out, he makes believe that he has some sort of values then votes the opposite way.

I feel confident in saying that no threats were likely necessary in persuading him join with Schumer. After all, Manchin is a Democrat through and through, and like all Democrats he has the same agenda on things like ‘climate change,’ taxes, Obamacare and the size and function of the government. The Democrats, which includes Manchin, now have the U.S. on a collision course with oblivion! Every time they come up with some hair brain idea it usually spells trouble for the country and her people. It has been two years now since we turned our country over to a mad man for *president and a Congress comprised of a group of radicals! It seems we never learn our lesson.  

I cannot think of anything the Democrats have ever done, or any legislation they have ever produced, that has benefitted the average American citizen. Everything they do is designed to increase the Democrat Party’s grip on power. Inflation reduction? Lower health care costs? Lower drug costs? They’ve been promising such things for over two decades, and we’re still waiting for the reductions. They take a pig in a poke sack, give it a pretty name with some lipstick, and shove it down our throats. The sad part is that over a third of the country actually believes them. We’re going to need a very long ladder to climb out of the hole they have now put this country in.

And so, it’s once again into the breech.  Price fixing has never worked, and it never will work, yet it is always a popular political ‘fix.’  Just exactly like communism and its lightweight clone, socialism. Democrats know their base is ignorant and so they continue to play to it. It’s worked very well for them. It gets them elected and reelected so what else do you expect them to do? Manchin willingly bent over and I’m sure he’ll be properly compensated for whatever pain it might cause him at home. This yet to be written legislation is merely a ruse. It will do none of the things that have been promised, all it will do is make life for average Americans more difficult.

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