On Biden’s spending, Manchin and Sinema should take Nancy Reagan’s advice

On Biden’s spending, Manchin and Sinema should take Nancy Reagan’s advice


It’s time for Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to end the drama. When it comes to President Joe Biden’s reckless, inflationary spending bill, the two somewhat centrist Democrats should just say no.

Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, and Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, have both balked at numerous elements of the misnamed “Build Back Better” bill as it went through endless microrevisions. Manchin at least once said he wanted the legislation to be “paid for” entirely, meaning it would add nothing to the federal debt, and that he wanted to see the analysis on that subject from the Congressional Budget Office. He also has said he knows the bill uses accounting “gimmicks” and “shell games” to hide its true,

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