Joe Manchin is unlikely to win friends or influence people within the Democratic party. Marxist Democrats are just not built that way. You either kowtow to them or they set out to destroy you. They can’t do that with Manchin because if they do, they lose that Senate seat for decades to come. Only Manchin can win as a Democrat in deep red West Virginia.
Joe Manchin blames inflation on big government spending by the Obama administration and by the Democrats. He says that inflation is the same thing as a tax and those who are hit the hardest are those who can afford it the least. He’s right. And with all the illegal aliens who are depressing wages, it has become a double whammy.
“Let me be clear, inflation is a tax and today’s historic inflation data tells another chilling story about how these taxes on Americans are completely out of control. Hard earned wages and financial savings are disappearing faster every month as prices continue to climb, while the pain and frustration of spending more on everyday items linger over us all, especially among those who can afford it the least.”
“When will this end? It is a disservice to the American people to act as if inflation is a new phenomenon. The Federal Reserve and the Administration failed to act fast enough, and today’s data is a snapshot in time of the consequences being felt across the country. Instead of acting boldly, our elected leaders and the Federal Reserve continue to respond with half-measures and rhetorical failures searching for where to lay the blame.”
“The inflation number today is only the beginning unless we take immediate action to address the pain being felt across our nation. This is one problem facing the American people that one political party alone cannot fix.”
“Here is the truth, we cannot spend our way to a balanced, healthy economy and continue adding to our $30 trillion national debt. Getting inflation under control will require more aggressive action by a Federal Reserve that waited too long to act. It demands the Administration and Congress, Democrats and Republicans alike, support an all-the-above energy policy because that is the only way to bring down the high price of gas and energy while attacking climate change.”
He is wrong about one thing. One party can solve the problem. What he should have said is that the Democrats can’t solve the problem. Well, they can but I don’t see them voluntarily deporting themselves out of the country.