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Bye Bye Build Back Better.
Posted by: Ted King
Date: March 08, 2022 06:18PM
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Manchin is floating a package that would reduce the deficit, lower prescription drug costs, plow some money into fighting climate change and reform the tax code. While he’s repeatedly said there are no formal talks going on with Biden or his colleagues, most Democrats take it as a sign he’s open for business.

And that’s welcome news for a group of Democrats who are trying to assemble a cost-cutting agenda but struggling to break through. Their proposed relaxation of the federal gas tax appears to be going nowhere, but the possibility of a party-line spending deal with Manchin through the budget reconciliation process offers Democrats some new hope.

“It is worth continuing to figure out how we work together to really focus on how we lower these costs for families and individuals right now,” said Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), who said she is talking with a group of Democrats on a package that would take some pieces of the Build Back Better bill. “We should pull out those that really make sense.”

Will progressives go along with this?



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/08/2022 07:58PM by Ted King.
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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 08, 2022 06:50PM
Prescription drug pricing will get people's attention.



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 08, 2022 06:58PM
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mrbigstuff
Prescription drug pricing will get people's attention.

especially if Insulin costs are pulled down. My wife's would cost us $750/month, luckily we get free through the school district clinic.



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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 08, 2022 07:17PM
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Ombligo
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mrbigstuff
Prescription drug pricing will get people's attention.

especially if Insulin costs are pulled down. My wife's would cost us $750/month, luckily we get free through the school district clinic.

If we ever become truly serious about lowering the cost of health care and pharmaceutical drugs, the government should become a manufacturer of insulin (and let distributors charge a nominal fee for getting it to the public).



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: pdq
Date: March 08, 2022 07:17PM
Manchin will be happy to hold the football. Again.

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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: March 08, 2022 07:30PM
The thing about Manchin is that he doesn't really care about ANY of it as none of it directly affects him! It's all just a game to him to stay in the headlines.



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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 08, 2022 09:03PM
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Harbourmaster
The thing about Manchin is that he doesn't really care about ANY of it as none of it directly affects him! It's all just a game to him to stay in the headlines.

That can be said about 95% of lawmakers (and ALL congresspersons), to be honest.



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Re: Bye Bye Build Back Better.
Posted by: AllGold
Date: March 08, 2022 11:57PM
@#$%& Manchin and @#$%& Sinema.
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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: steve...
Date: March 09, 2022 02:31AM
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mrbigstuff
Prescription drug pricing will get people's attention.

Didn’t I read somewhere that Sinema received large contributions from big pharma?




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Re: Bye Bye Build Back Better.
Posted by: Fritz
Date: March 09, 2022 03:45PM
Do not vaccinate health care workers first. If it fails, we're all in trouble. Vaccinate the politicians first. If we lose a few of them, it won't matter.



!#$@@$#!

What if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?

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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: Numo
Date: March 09, 2022 03:48PM
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pdq
Manchin will be happy to hold the football. Again.


Sigh.
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Re: Bye Bye Build Back Better.
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 09, 2022 04:28PM
The people, er, voters in wherever the hell President Manchin is from have got to be dumber than outhouse doors; because he’s full of outhouse deposits.
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Re: Bye bye build back better.
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 09, 2022 04:28PM
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mrbigstuff
If we ever become truly serious about lowering the cost of health care and pharmaceutical drugs, the government should become a manufacturer of insulin (and let distributors charge a nominal fee for getting it to the public).


But...

That's...

SOCIALISM!!!
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Re: Bye Bye Build Back Better.
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 09, 2022 04:36PM
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Buzz
The people, er, voters in wherever the hell President Manchin is from have got to be dumber than outhouse doors; because he’s full of outhouse deposits.
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It's a state that's full of MAGA's. It's a miracle that Manchin even gets elected. Trump won West Virginia by 39 points. Trump won it by 42 points in 2016.

Fun fact: Manchin voted Yes on the Infrastructure Bill. The so-called "Progressives" voted NO. Yet they brag on it as if they voted yes.
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Re: Bye Bye Build Back Better.
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: March 09, 2022 06:38PM
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Fritz
Do not vaccinate health care workers first. If it fails, we're all in trouble. Vaccinate the politicians first. If we lose a few of them, it won't matter.

If we lose the whole lot, we'd be better off.
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