Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) conveyed Monday there are not enough votes in the Senate to pass President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal due to six or seven Democrats who oppose raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent.
“Senator Joe Manchin just said Democrats do not have the votes to pass the American Jobs Plan in the U.S. Senate. Manchin says he knows of 6 or 7 Democrats who agree hiking the corporate tax rate to 28% would put the country’s competitiveness at risk,” according to a Fox Business reporter.
If Manchin’s vote count is accurate, it indicates Biden may have a tough time raising corporate taxes above the 25 percent rate Communist China charges American businesses. The United States’ current corporate tax rate, set by former President Trump, stands at 21 percent.
Trump has voiced opposition to Biden’s “radical” and “largest tax hike in American history” as a “massive