Report: Manchin will not support Biden’s infrastructure bill in current form, says corporate tax hike is too high

For the past week, President Joe Biden, members of his administration, and Democratic leaders in Congress, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), have touted their optimism about an upcoming infrastructure bill that includes a massive, potentially record-setting tax hikes in order to fund the lofty initiative.

However, according to Breitbart, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — a moderate Democrat with elevated power at the moment, given the 50-50 Senate split — indicated that he and a handful of his colleagues will not support the new bill because they oppose raising the corporate tax rate to the 28% target that Biden is shooting for. 

“Senator Joe Manchin just said Democrats do not have the votes to pass the American Jobs Plan in the U.S. Senate. Manchin says he knows of 6 or 7 Democrats who agree hiking the corporate tax rate to 28% would put the country’s competitiveness at risk,” Fox Business reporter Ed Lawrence indicated on Monday.

Many, including former President Donald Trump, have argued that raising the corporate tax rate from its current level of 21% to Biden’s targeted 28% rate will be nothing less than devastating for American businesses and, like what happened in other administrations, will drive American corporations back out of the country.

Republicans are also focusing on another glaring issue with Biden and Pelosi’s infrastructure bill, in that only roughly six percent of the $2.25 trillion bill will actually go toward funding infrastructure, in the sense of building roads and bridges.

“Biden’s plan includes the largest tax hike in nearly three decades, but of course, coastal elites will have their taxes slashed. It will strip Americans of their right to work by forcing them to join Democrat-backed unions,” said Sen. Marsh Blackburn (R-TN).

“When you raise taxes … companies start moving their jobs overseas again, like they were doing when we had high taxes a few years ago. That means we lose middle class jobs,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) added.

Since the Senate is currently split 50-50 between parties, Democrats can’t afford to lose even a single vote, even if they use the budget reconciliation method of cramming the bill through, which would only require a simple majority for it to pass. With reports of Manchin and possibly up to six other Democrats defecting, Biden’s big play could already be dead in the water.

Thankfully, there are senators like Manchin who can put party politics aside and take a st back to determine how a bill of such magnitude could affect Americans and the economy. It appears that at this point, if Biden and Pelosi want this bill to pass, it’s going to require a significant overhaul.

46 Responses

  1. Crisis unfolding, America now faces a new threat, How many lives will be lost before this new cheese virus takes over?
    How many parmesan cheese smoker’s are their? Is this a Democrat thing? Or is it what the radical left has been smoking all along? Should this be put on controlled substances list? Will the democrats tax this new drug? Who got Hunter hooked on this abuse? The American people want to know? How wide spread is this ? Is this considered Americans abuse of power? Why was Hunter sent to rehab ? Can other cheeses become just as addicting? Americans want to know what effect this will have on our Governments decisions, Is this what’s effecting Biden’s mental Health?

  2. Glad to see some Democrats have found their independent voice, courage and common sense to take bi-partisan action for the sake of all Americans and not just for the few Pelosi ‘selected’ members and organizations.

  3. I, for one, thank Senator Manchin, for putting America first. So many Americans still vote ‘the party’ instead of learning about what is going on and they are destroying their children’s futures. We are a unique country and no ‘power’ group should even want to dominate the overall picture. That fact that the unions have deserted their reason for being and have ruined the public schools by taking on ‘their own philosophy’ for us all is a major contributing factor. All thinking is recognized in our Nation and we educate to hear, learn, and debate all- NOT AS WE ARE SEEING NOW the eradication of free thought and expression.

    1. You are right on the money Virginia! Teacher Unions are much too strong & in general are not teaching what young minds need ! Our children went to Catholic High Schools & superior Catholic University – yes we sacrificed much but knew what they were learning !


  4. All i have to say is that ever since Biden got in office everything is going down the toilet and it’s getting worse not any better. They want the power to tell you what you can and cannot say, what you can do and cannot do. Look I’m a third generation American and after my brothers and i leave and go to our father our line will. There are no other boy to carry on our name. What does the terrible have to say about that? THEY DON’T CARE!!!

    1. We have to hope and pray that the Senator will hold firm. Biden’s power grab to gain Senator Manchin’s vote will hopefully not work. Senator Sinema has also said that she will not support eliminating the filibuster.

  5. That tight hug it by you has won’t the 28% as a tax hike is not going to roads and bridges is going to the illegal aliens were they come into this our country and they would have votes you have changed the Democrats are in power that’s all I was looking for it keeps their power over the American people we got to put a stop to it.

    1. I see he has you fooled, precisely his intention. Manchin talks out of both sides of his mouth.
      Not to be trusted for what he “says”

  6. Finally some Democrats with common sense and fiscal responsibility! The $1.9 trillion Covid stimulus bill was 11% for Covid and jobs; the 89% was for liberal pork bs. Now the $2 trillion infrastructure bill contains approx. 6-8% for infrastructure improvements and the balance goes to liberal garbage like Pelosi’s and Newsome’s districts, gender studies, LGBTQ and BLM, aid to Muslim countries (what the #[email protected]$ for??). Democrats and Liberals have no fiscal concerns at all. Time for Republicans and America to stand up and say no! Remove the liberal pork garbage or no infrastructure bill!!

  7. It’s very nice that Sen. Manchin is putting America first. You have to examine his motives though, politicians, especially democraps don’t care. So what’s in this for him as correct as he is. Probably he wants votes and has seen the writing on the wall very few are voting for democraps. Repubs? Maybe A third party Probably. As much as I like President Trump, he doesn’t have the appeal all alone to save the Republicans. I’m more interested in building a new Republic within this failing nation. 5 states have ‘Freedom Pods’ in them I hope to make Ohio the sixth.

    1. All those ‘republicans’, mostly women, that did not like President Trump’s “tweets and attitude”; they liked his policies but not him. Then voted Democrat. How do they like what is happening now! The rest of America has to live with the results until the GOP can once again take control.

  8. Careful, Manchin is known for saying one thing and doing another (when he thinks no one is watching) he only wants you to “think” he is doing the right thing. We always called them a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

  9. Everyone is missing the key issue. Do you honestly believe that if the corporate tax is raised the corporations will be paying it? Not on your life. We’ll, the American citizen will be paying it (without anything coming from the illegals as they don’t pay taxes). The corporations will simply raise our cost for their goods and services. When we have increases in our expenditures we have to adjust our budget. We can’t go out and collect more money, but that is exactly how Congress and the President do it. They need to balance the budget by cutting expenditures to fund new allocations, not raising taxes. If I remember my history, isn’t that what started our American Revolution?

  10. I Hope All The Dems All Wake Up Out
    Of Their Politically Incorrect Stupor &
    Tell Biden He Hasn’t Done Anything
    Right For This Country, & He’s Just
    Bankrupting America With These
    Plethora Of STIMULUS CHECKS,

  11. Biden. Harris Pelosi and more disrespectful Democrats all need to be Impeached asap. OUR country is going downhill EVER SINCE BIDEN BECAME PRESIDENT. There is not anything good can be said about these people because they are not any good. IMPEACH NOW.

  12. Worse bill wont fund new tech & materials to repave/rebuild our Hwys, bridges, streets & RR tracks alone

  13. It is about time that people began to speak out against some of the things that Biden wants to do,

  14. Thank you Manchin for allowing Americans see not all democrats want to destroy America. We love our country and we are saddened to see what the democrats, Liberals, Pelosi and Schummer are doing. WHY???

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  16. Thank you Manchin for standing up for America…We cannot afford to have big business leave this country again, they are the driving force in providing jobs for American citizens. Please stay strong Sen. Manchin, do not say one thing then cave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Good for you Sen Manchin and the others who stand with you, this bill is so loaded with pork it is sickening, but hen that is how things are done in DC give everybody something that has nothing to do with fixing the bridges and roads

  18. Close overseas Tax Havens
    Close tax shelters companies use
    Reduce corp tax to 21%.
    Revamp IRS.
    Tax more Woke companies

  19. It is refreshing to see that there are still honest politicians that are not afraid to speak their mind. This proposed “Infrastructure” bill, if you want to call it that is so over-loaded with unnecessary spending it’s pathetic. Also, why does this proposed bill promote destroying corporations that employ millions here in the USA? If the left encouraging these corporations to take their business to other countries? It sure sounds like that to me.

    Thank you Senator Manchin for seeing this bill for what it is…harmful to America and Americans.

  20. Thank you senator Man him, about time a damn liberal had enough balls to stand up to biden and Pelosi’s scams… maybe there’s hope out there yet since up to 7 democrats are turning down Biden’s tax hikes to send our jobs to foreign countries… it’s about damn time somebody is for American jobs, damn sure our so called president is out for everybody but Americans, he needs to remember what country he’s working for, and it’s NOT foreign countries….

  21. Thank GOD !!! it SEEMS there is ONE AMERICAN in NANSY & SCHUMER’S, FASCIST party !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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