Schumer-Manchin Deficit Reduction Proposals Look At The Wrong Side Of The Ledger

As Democrats continue to look for ways to pass a major spending bill in the wake of the failure of Build Back Better, reports have repeatedly suggested that one of Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin’s priorities is deficit reduction, particularly in view of how federal largesse over the past couple years has fueled inflation. Unfortunately, it seems that Manchin wants to tackle the deficit the wrong way, through raising taxes rather than reducing spending.

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