By Peter Murphy~
Let’s hold off on that statue for Senator Joe Manchin of the fossil fuel state West Virginia. He just agreed to what Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said is “the greatest pro-climate legislation that has ever been passed by Congress.”
This “pro-climate” bill includes a West Virginia tax, that is, it would double the tax on mining coal on a per tonnage basis. Has a politician ever so blatantly sold-out many of his own constituents?
CFACT’s Marc Morano spelled out Sen. Manchin’s perfidy well here.
Last December and last week Sen. Manchin publicly opposed massive new federal spending proposals, including hundreds of millions in corporate welfare subsidies for so-called “green energy,” that is, wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles. I extolled this common sense by his refusal to support more deficit spending and pointless taxpayer giveaways to Democratic Party climate donors, which requires the…
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