Manchin Stands By Democrats’ Tax and Spend Plan: ‘Nothing Inflammatory In That Piece Of Legislation’

Manchin Stands By Democrats’ Tax and Spend Plan: ‘Nothing Inflammatory In That Piece Of Legislation’


Moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) defended the Democratic Senate’s revived climate spending and tax plan on Sunday.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Manchin said he had not stopped negotiating with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on a spending package. He claimed that the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” does not stoke the fires of inflation or raise taxes but takes measures to lower inflation and closes a loophole in the tax code.

“We have been working and negotiating off and on very quietly because I didn’t know if it would ever come to fruition,” Manchin said of the negotiations. “I didn’t want to go through the drama that eight months ago that we went through for so long thinking we would negotiate, get close, it fell

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