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(8,506 posts)
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:12 PM Jan 2022

Do you think Manchin will agree to a 1.7T BBB bill?

...in some form?

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(15,293 posts)
1. I think his goalposts will be in constant motion, and with so many variables he both will and won't
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:24 PM
Jan 2022

agree to that figure at different points in time depending on the other factors included in the bill, but some of those other factors on versions of the bill which meet that figure may make the bill impossible for other Senators or the House.

regnaD kciN

(26,067 posts)
2. Even if we give him everything he wants...
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:36 PM
Jan 2022

…he’ll then flip-flop and claim the Omicron surge is so severe, we have to take “a step back” until it’s over.

Right now, I’m just hoping he’ll first go along to get a version of HR1 passed.


(9,276 posts)
4. No because he is more interested in his own coal business. He is more
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:46 PM
Jan 2022

interested in going on Fox and damaging Biden/Democrat chances in the 2022 and 2024 elections than in doing the right thing.


(27,000 posts)
5. Voted yes...but the answer is also no
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:48 PM
Jan 2022

I think he would vote for a bill that he agreed actually cost that much (has in fact outlines one), but I don’t think one will be put forward for him to vote on.


(12,861 posts)
7. Best move is to break it up into pieces
Sun Jan 2, 2022, 11:56 PM
Jan 2022

And push it piece by piece.

Possibly get a Romney, Murkowski or Collins to play along.


(12,093 posts)
8. Only one would be eligible for reconciliation
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 12:25 AM
Jan 2022

The rest would need 60 votes to overcome the filibuster


(10,489 posts)
10. No.
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 01:04 AM
Jan 2022

He probably would only agree to that much if all the money went to coal & gas companies and billionaire tax cut.


(2,405 posts)
11. Apparently his corporate overlords want news to shift...
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 01:16 AM
Jan 2022

Not sure if it is fear of Ghislaine Maxwell spilling it the Jan 6 commission hearings. But there is something that his overlords want ignored by MSM. So, he will pretend to be a democrat negotiating in good faith for a few weeks and then kill BBB for good.

Unless, of course, the donors tell him to do something differently.


(32,949 posts)
12. If the senate dems go along, he will only invent some other outrage. Gqp playbook run out the clock
Mon Jan 3, 2022, 02:57 AM
Jan 2022

He checks in with his puke friends daily...yuk yuking it up on the senate floor.

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