On Friday, President Joe Biden appeared to respond to Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) claims that he would not support a massive Democratic spending package, saying the government should have two priorities this month, with the main one framed as beating the coronavirus pandemic.
“The second thing that has to happen in September is for the Congress, the House and Senate, to finish passing my economic agenda so that we can keep up the historic momentum we’ve been building,” Biden said.
“It’s about investing in America’s future. Not about short-term stimulus. That’s not what we’re talking about. These are long-term prosperity we’re talking about,” Biden said. “Creating millions of good paying jobs for hardworking Americans. It’s about reducing bottlenecks in our economy, about reducing long-term price pressures.”
Biden added, “We’re going to create millions of good paying jobs. We’re going to ease inflationary pressure.”
In an opinion piece published on Thursday in The Wall Street Journal, Manchin, a moderate Democratic senator, said he will