Business Nightcap, 1/4/2022).
Millionaire Senator Joe Manchin, D. West Virginia, torpedoed not only the billionaire tax, but also, potentially, the entirety of President Biden’s social infrastructure agenda.
Manchin’s push back won him praise from billionaires such as Ken Langone, who told CNBC in November: “I’m going to have one of the biggest fundraisers I’ve ever had for him. He’s special. He’s precious. He’s a great American.” (CNN
Maybe bought off?
West Virginia, among the poorest states in the USA, ranks 44th in Real Per Capita Income (Chamber of Commerce).
There is a man-cave type “For Sale” sign in a garage: “Year: Any. Model: Congress. Phone: Special Interest Groups.”
The Blog has no opinion on the Build Back Better bill. It seems like the more one reads about it the tougher it is to find the truth, and corruption.
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