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Well said. I don't know what went on behind the scene, but suddenly Manchin makes a deal,

then McConnell condemns it, and now they've passed major legislation on chip manufacturing, science education, research, and a lot more.

In a joint statement, Manchin and Schumer said: “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will make a historic down payment on deficit reduction to fight inflation, invest in domestic energy production and manufacturing, and reduce carbon emissions by roughly 40% by 2030.”

According to a policy brief, the bill will generate $739bn through a 15% corporate minimum tax, prescription drug savings and other means. It excludes surtaxes on people making at least $10m a year, ending Democrats’ push to make the wealthiest Americans pay more taxes.

The proposal would invest $396bn in energy security and fighting climate change, and $64bn to bolster healthcare. Manchin also indicated that provisions to reform the permitting process for energy infrastructure, including gas pipelines, would be included in the deal.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jul/27/manchin-deal-democrats-schumer-reconciliation-bill-climate-health

Brilliant! I have never heard a better argument against the NRA's misreading of the 2nd

Amendment. We need to hear more about the absolute unconstitutionality of the "guns rights" movement, which makes a totally bogus interpretation of the Constitution to defend the NRA's absurd contention that we need to arm every citizen to fight our own government. The clause regarding "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State" was designed to allow the creation of militias to DEFEND the U.S. government against insurrection.
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