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Dem Senator Joe Manchin ‘Done with Extensions’ as ‘Economy is Coming Back’



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Even Democrats are starting to get on board that the government needs to stop its federal handouts. With the global coronavirus pandemic, many employers have struggled to find employees willing to come back to the workforce when their alternative is to continue to get paid to do nothing.

Over the weekend, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin from West Virginia indicated he will no longer support extensions of federal aid for gig workers and long-term unemployed Americans past Labor Day in a Democrat-only package, reports Business Insider.

“I’m done with extensions. The economy is coming back” Manchin expressed to Insider. “Look guys, read your own print. Read your own print. The economy is stronger now, the job market is stronger. Nine million jobs we can’t fill. We’re coming back” added the Senator.

Business Insider reports:

The West Virginia senator’s opposition would effectively kill the renewal of those federal aid programs, given all 50 Senate Democrats need to back the party-line bill for it to clear the upper chamber. Democrats are drafting the initial bill, which will pass through the reconciliation process requiring only a simple majority vote sometime this fall.

Nearly 9.4 million people are currently receiving benefits through a pair of pandemic-era federal initiatives: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which expanded benefit eligibility to gig workers. Then Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extended how long recipients could collect benefits for. Jobless people also qualify for a $300 federal weekly unemployment supplement.

Currently, unemployment is slated to end September 6th after an extension was given in Biden’s stimulus. While the number of unemployment claims has been falling showing people are returning to work and the economy is making a recovery, some Democrats still want to continue the handout programs.

Former economist to Obama recently supported extending the programs after the September 6th date and “grandfathering” in current recipients. “I would also seriously consider extending the programs and possibly making them contingent on caseload and hospitalization numbers” said Furman who is currently a Harvard professor.

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  1. Slideglide

    August 10, 2021 at 9:52 am


    Manchin cannot be trusted as he has shown to be a Democrat Party stooge.

    He comes off as a Patriot, but his voting history is all Democrat as Schumer commands.

    The real problem in the current Senate, are the Republicans who vote with Democrats, to further their Marxist agenda.

    Our country is on an avalanche of Marxism, with an increasing number of Republicans seeking their share of the “pork barrel” that Democrats are offering in exchange for unrestritive passage into a political whirlpool towards central planning by American Autocrats.

  2. Marcia D'Alcorn

    August 10, 2021 at 9:52 am

    Who doesn’t want to get paid for doing nothing- it’s human nature to be lazy. On the other hand, nothing makes a person feel more worthwhile or just plain good than being able to take care of yourself and your family and saving for the future. This country was based on religious freedom and the opportunity to get ahead. Europe’s downtrodden came here to do just that and to get out from under tyrannical rulers.

  3. WillyB

    August 10, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Clearly the Democrats want to keep the freebees and handouts going until the 2022 campaigns, so they can use their usual scare tactics to get votes of all those on the dole. If we don’t stop them in 2022, by 2024 there won’t be elections.

  4. Mike

    August 10, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Why has it taken the Dems sooo long to figure this out. Any normal person with a half an ounce of common sense could have figured that out. No wonder the Dems are doing such a horrible job attempting to run the country.

  5. Rebecca J Spicer

    September 11, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Manchin always says he’s not gonna vote for them the day is the votes that piece of shit votes for, don’t believe him he Faust this shit hoping it will save his votes when he’s up for reelection, he’s a liar and scum like the rest

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