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Manchin says he would not vote to get rid of the filibuster

The Washington Post
The West Virginia senator also suggested, in an op-ed published in The Washington Post, that he would be opposed to using the budgetary reconcilation process again to circumvent the filibuster, an avenue Senate Democrats have considered for passing President Biden’s ambitious infrastructure package.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/manchin-filibuster-biden/2021/04/07/03635ab2-97fd-11eb-b28d-bfa7bb5cb2a5_story.html
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They probably would have less trouble passing legislation if they didn't keep trying to tack on unrelated shit like the $15 minimum wage. While I can somewhat respect them for trying to make good on their campaign promises, the cowardice of trying to weasel it through legislation the way they did is really despicable. If they really want, like many of them say they do, write that shit as a standalone law, proudly sign it like the fucking declaration of independence and get a delegation to escort the bill to the Senate like they did for the articles of impeachment. Prove to the country that they actually believe what they say and have the conviction to follow through.
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>>821760
>Boosting the economy by giving workers more money is unrelated
It's like people forgot how Manchin was going to get gun control legislation done after the Sandy Hook Massacre, and even after greatly watered it down to where it was just be ineffective and symbolic, the Republicans still blocked it.
Manchin basically condemning democracy to die given 3/4ths of the country want what Biden is putting forth including over half of Republican voters.

Either he's under the delusion that Republicans will magically stop their scorched earth campaign of the past 30 years or he's preparing to defect to the Republicans and wants to sabotage Biden as an excuse to not get primaried. Of course he will be primared and lose because he'll be seen as a traitor by Democrats, not extreme enough for the Republicans.
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>>821763
If they actually cared to pass these laws, they wouldn't feel the need to hide their actions as they do it. I am tired of politicians promising the same shit every election cycle and then sitting on their hands when it comes time to actually make good on those promises. No, they would just rather bitch about it on TV and make excuses for why they can't even introduce a single bill specifically aimed at tackling each of their campaign pledges. Even if the bill doesn't become a law, at least they can point to a piece of legislation they signed onto or introduced as evidence that they actually care about these issues. They only have a handful of actionable ones buried in the platitudes of "clean up corruption" and "stop those dastardly [insert rival party here]." There is no excuse for this inaction. Either make good on the promises, or stop making promises they have no intention of keeping.
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>>821770
Except the problem is Republican obstruction and the filibuster.
Democrats have been extremely open with what they want to pass, but Republicans have gone back to their scorched earth playbook of obstruct everything, especially if it helps the American people.
Remember, Republicans not only voted against more money to fight the pandemic and to keep you from getting more money they tried to fillbuster it.
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>>821776
If blaming everything on the Republicans is how you cope with your representatives failing to pull through for you, go right ahead. Personally, I would just vote for new representatives and clean house of all the bullshit once and for all.
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>>821781
I blame the Republicans because they're responsible for the disfunction. If filibuster was gone and the democrats shit themselves, I'd blame the Democrats then. But given it's still here, all the problems can and should be blamed on the Republicans.

>Clear house
That logic is how we got a fascist like Trump. Vote against those breaking the house, in this case, the Republicans.
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>>821666
You are the lamest poster of news on this board
All caps titles and some lame ass pathetic attempts at ebonics.
youse iz a moran.

Oh, ise forgots, yor news items is boarin' peeces of sheet
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>>821861
STRUCK AU
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“Hiding legislation” you mean putting it In a bill and presenting it?

Get off of Fox News and newsmax”s dick and see you are just repeating bullshit talking points that are not even true.
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>>821867
Yes. A minimum wage increase should be on it's own bill, not buried in a stimulus or infrastructure bill. At this point both republicans are just voting against democrat proposals for the sake of it, but putting 1000 riders and pork onto a bill needs to stop.
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>>821867
500 page bills are the norm now, they shouldn’t be
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Dino is a moron
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>>821863
>STRUCK AU
Naw
In my purely nonpartisan, apolitical view, you are a lame loser who think it's funny.
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ALL HAIL LORD BIDEN
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>>822418
NAW PURE EBONICS

AU
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>>821770
>>821781
What are the Senate Democrats supposed to do? Making 15$ minimum wage its own bill wouldn't somehow magically make it able to bypass the filibuster, the GOP are still going to block it no matter what because their only goal is to make the Democrats look bad to politically uninformed voters like you who will ignorantly blame them for any delays in legislative action.
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>>821760
Republicunts are never going to agree to a $15 minimum wage even though the country desperately needs it, so it’s either reconciliation or nuking the filibuster.





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