Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is skeptical of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package unveiled Tuesday, throwing a wrench into President Joe Biden’s two track agenda.
“We’re anxious to review it,” Manchin told a Washington Post reporter on Wednesday before expressing his concerns on how to pay for the massive spending increase and whether the package will make America “globally competitive.”
“Dental is a very important part of a person’s health… But we have to pay for all this,” Manchin pointed out, along with expressing concern over the crises of inflation and deficit spending.
NEW @Sen_JoeManchin” on $3.5T recon topline…
“We’re anxious to review it.”
Wants to see the payfors
“Is it going to be globally competitive?”
Expresses concerns about debt, inflation
“Dental is a very important part of a person’s health… But we have to pay for all this.”
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) July 14, 2021
“I think everything should be paid for.