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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-manchin-build-back-better-child-tax-credit-drugs_n_61bf8f6be4b061afe394006d

Joe Manchin Privately Told Colleagues Parents Use Child Tax Credit Money On Drugs

The West Virginia senator just killed Democrats' agenda. In private negotiations, he questioned whether the poorest Americans would spend financial aid wisely.

By Tara Golshan and Arthur Delaney at the Huffington Post

12/20/2021 05:45am EST | Updated 5 hours ago

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WASHINGTON — After months of haggling with President Joe Biden and other Democrats, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) dashed his party’s hopes on Sunday by announcing he wouldn’t vote for the Build Back Better legislation.

Publicly, his biggest gripes are about the cost of the bill. But privately, Manchin has told his colleagues that he essentially doesn’t trust low-income people to spend government money wisely.

In recent months, Manchin has told several of his fellow Democrats that he thought parents would waste monthly child tax credit payments on drugs instead of providing for their children, according to two sources familiar with the senator’s comments.

Continuing the child tax credit for another year is a core part of the Build Back Better legislation that Democrats had hoped to pass by the end of the year. The policy has already cut child poverty by nearly 30%.

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applegrove Dec 2021 OP
gratuitous Dec 2021 #1
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SergeStorms Dec 2021 #4
bullwinkle428 Dec 2021 #5
applegrove Dec 2021 #6

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:33 PM

1. Manchin doesn't trust the poors to spend the money wisely

Why, not a one in the bunch seems to have a yacht or a Maserati. What are they spending their money on, anyway? Drugs, I bet. Yeah, probably drugs.

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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:04 PM

2. Senator Affluenza...

King of the exceptionals.

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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:22 PM

3. Tiedrich nails it in one sentence, as usual. (nt)

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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:58 PM

4. Spoken like a true....

racist Reagan republican. This ranks right up there with the "welfare queen" lies from the Reagan days.

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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 06:34 PM

5. The jagoff was prattling on about "means testing" in another clip I saw

this afternoon on one of the news channels.

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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 09:11 PM

6. So he is not afraid of low information voters being used by rich GOP

elites to make bad choices about their health and the health of their neighbours regarding Covid or likewise the health of Democracy. He let's that go. But the poors might make bad choices with an extra $150.00 a month and it must be stopped immediately? Right. If parents are spending money they save with pre-k and and get in child tax credit on drugs every day they should not have custody of their kids.

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