Manchin was quoted in the New York Times as saying
We can no longer, in good conscience, cut services and programs at home, raise taxes or — and this is very important — lift the debt ceiling in order to fund nation-building in Afghanistan. The question the president faces — we all face — is quite simple: Will we choose to rebuild America or Afghanistan? In light of our nation’s fiscal peril, we cannot do both.
And this is from the Charleston Gazette:
"We cannot afford to pursue our current costly strategy in Afghanistan when we face devastating cuts and a death spiral of debt here at home," Manchin said.
KOCHED UP. Here's an item with a video on the right wing noise machine.
UNEMPLOYMENT. Here's Jared Bernstein on trends over time.
CUTTING MEDICAID means cutting jobs.
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