Sen. Joe Manchin III, under fire for killing President Biden‘s mammoth social welfare and climate change bill, is attempting to make peace with Democrats by promising to help them blow up the Trump-era tax cuts.
The West Virginia Democrat has told colleagues the divide over Mr. Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act should not be seen as intransigence toward big policy changes. Rather, the package’s defeat presents an opportunity for Democrats to reorient their agenda to a few key priorities.
One such priority, according to Mr. Manchin, should be the repeal of former President Trump’s signature tax cuts. Democrats have long lambasted the corporate and income tax cuts as a “giveaway to the rich.” More