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Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:18 PM

Tester says '100 percent' of reconciliation package must be paid for

Source: The Hill

Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.), a Democratic moderate, on Monday joined maverick Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in calling for fellow Democrats to pay for all of the massive human infrastructure spending bill they are drafting behind closed doors.

Tester told reporters outside the Capitol that he wants "100 percent" of the bill, which Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to pass under the budget reconciliation process, to be paid for.

That means Democrats will need to come up with at least another $600 billion in offsets if they are to meet their $3.5 trillion spending goal and get Tester's vote.

"I'm going to be looking at a couple things: Where the money is being coming from, how it's being raised and then how it's being utilized moving forward. We have a lot of work to do," Tester said.



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/tester-says-100-percent-of-reconciliation-package-must-be-paid-for/ar-AAOp0Ex

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Reply Tester says '100 percent' of reconciliation package must be paid for (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Monday OP
Pas-de-Calais Monday #1
monkeyman1 Monday #2
peppertree Monday #3
Jose Garcia Monday #4
TimeToGo Monday #6
peppertree Monday #12
LakeArenal Monday #5
Harker Monday #9
keithbvadu2 Monday #7
dsc Monday #8
Ford_Prefect Monday #10
keithbvadu2 Monday #15
IronLionZion Tuesday #23
montanacowboy Monday #11
totodeinhere Monday #17
2naSalit Tuesday #21
certainot Tuesday #18
SouthBayDem Tuesday #24
Mr.Bill Monday #13
turbinetree Monday #14
Justice matters. Monday #16
turbinetree Tuesday #20
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Tuesday #19
RVN VET71 Tuesday #22

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:26 PM

1. Tester just became de-Tester in my book

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:48 PM

3. But how would he vote on tax hikes on the wealthy and big business?

Because if he really wants it "paid for" - that's where the money is.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:54 PM

4. He voted against Trump's 2017 tax cuts

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:02 PM

6. What about war?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:45 PM

12. Good to know. Thank you.

Let's hope he sticks to that policy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 08:55 PM

5. Okay. Raise that man's taxes.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:08 PM

9. And cut his farm subsidies. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:06 PM

7. They will be paid for with the increased economy from previous tax cuts.

They will be paid for with the increased economy from previous tax cuts.

They did work that way. Right?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:08 PM

8. I don't have a massive problem with that provided he isn't against the pay fors we choose

which should be taxing the rich and beefing up the IRS.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:18 PM

10. How about we cancel the ludicrous F-35 boondoggle. That should do it.

An almost useless, barely flying, nearly obsolete, MIC wet dream which several of our allies have wisely avoided.

A Cub Scout with a slingshot could bring it down. A rookie in an A-4 could drop an entire wing of them.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 11:26 PM

15. The planning for the manufacture of the F-35 was ingenious.

The planning for the manufacture of the F-35 was ingenious.

They spread the jobs around many, many Congressional districts.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:01 PM

23. If we don't spend so much money on it, 660,000 Americans would die

oh wait....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 09:43 PM

11. I used to have a lot of respect for Tester

now not so much - he is part of that Manchini gang who go around meeting with republicon big donors to do their bidding - Democrats my fucking ass

And Manchini is what Manchin's real name is even though his family changed it years ago so they could be acceptable businessmen selling furniture and making their fortune. Guess they didn't think they could be successful with a foreign name.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 11:42 PM

17. It was rather common during the first half of the 20th Century for people with foreign sounding

names to change their names in an attempt to Americanize their names. My family also did that.

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Response to totodeinhere (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:46 AM

21. Mine too.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 12:23 AM

18. we still have enough democracy these conservadem shits need to point to constituencies so they

don't look bought - and that is why it has been so incredibly stupid, the biggest political mistake in history, for democrats to ignore rw radio - the only medium that can continuously, free for republicans, make the made-to-order constituencies the manchins and testers point to to enable their cowardice and or corruption

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 03:34 PM

24. Tell that to Henry Mancini

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 10:20 PM

13. How about in an age where our power grid or water safety

can be destroyed in a cyber attack without firing a shot, we refrain from building any more fucking aircraft carriers?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 11:11 PM

14. Okay lets look at how much Amazon paid in taxes for starter's.....

start there.....

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 13, 2021, 11:30 PM

16. THIS

and at all the other 400 greedy never-have-enough-billions assholes too.

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Response to Justice matters. (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 08:44 AM

20. Just makes my blood boil knowing that these people know that these corporations

paid zilch in taxes, and then these same people start hemming and hawing on how to pay for something...its just getting frickin old to hear this same BS all the time....it doesn't take much to look down ones nose to see who needs to pay, either get with the program or resign....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 04:56 AM

19. Even if the money is resolved, Manchin and Tester will find another excuse not to support the bill.

Sinema, however, doesn't want to participate in any negotiations. "It's just too damn much," she says, without specifying which parts she thinks should be eliminated. Glad she wasn't in the Senate when the issue of paying for WWII arose.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Sep 14, 2021, 10:00 AM

22. The house is on fire and he worries about the cost of water

Seriously. Tester guarding the fire hydrant, demanding the fire company pay for the water.

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