Manchin says there are “serious concerns” about the Democratic $ 3.5 trillion bill.

Senator Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) Issued a statement Wednesday, stating that there were “serious concerns” about the size of the Democratic $ 3.5 trillion budget adjustment package, and spending at such high levels. He said it was “simply irresponsible” to continue.

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  • Both Manchin and another Democratic moderate, Senator Kyrsten Cinema (Arizona) Budget resolution Early Wednesday morning. However, both raise questions about the size of the package.

  • House moderates, whose Democrats have only three votes, also expressed serious concern. Set up high stakes clashes with progressives who are not interested in scaling the bill.

What he says: “Over the past year, Congress has injected more than $ 5 trillion in stimulus into the US economy, more than any time since World War II, to respond to a pandemic,” Manchin said.

  • “Adding trillions of dollars to nearly $ 29 trillion in government bonds without considering the negative impact on our children and grandchildren is one of the decisions that has become too easy in Washington,” he said. I continued.

  • “Given the current state of economic recovery, it is simply irresponsible to continue spending at a better level in response to the Great Depression and the Great Recession, rather than an economy on the verge of overheating.”

  • “We are confident that continuing to spend at irresponsible levels will jeopardize our ability to respond to the unforeseen crises we may face. This budgeting process will take place in the coming weeks and months. As it unfolds, I ask my colleagues to take this reality seriously. “

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