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Joe Manchin doubles down on refusing to add to the deficit to fund a Democrat-only infrastructure plan

Joe Manchin

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Sen. Joe Manchin is ruling out borrowing money to finance a party-line infrastructure package as Senate Democrats deliberate the range of tax increases that would be needed to pay for President Joe Biden’s agenda.

‘I think everything should be paid for now,” he told reporters. “I think we’ve put enough free money out.”

Manchin later told reporters on Tuesday he would only back an infrastructure package that was fully financed by tax revenue, adding, “How much debt can y’all handle?” He wants to do this with tax increases, though he favors less aggressive measures than Biden put details ⇒

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