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Joe Manchin Is the Grim Reaper for Most of the Left's Agenda Items...And He Just Killed Another One
townhall.com ^ | 10/27/2021 1545 hrs EDT | Matt Vespa

Posted on 10/28/2021 7:04:26 AM PDT by rktman

A tax slapped on billionaires is unconstitutional. You cannot have a wealth tax. This has long been documented, but please don’t tell the Democrats. I want to keep this ongoing theater of broken dreams going. They have no mandate to do what they’re doing concerning government spending. None. They think they do, which is why things are such a mess. And the irony of it all is that Democrats are the ones mucking up the works for a Biden legislative win. It’s right there, folks. Right there. It’s the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that has over a dozen GOP senators on board. It also has GOP support in the House, along with most of the moderate Democrats. It's still a terrible bill, but it's one that can easily pass. Joe knows he needs a win on this front. Well, it’s right there. It’s the progressives who want the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package passed first that are clogging the spot. They want this passed first and won’t even look at the $1.2 trillion package until then. The Democrats are stopping…the Democrats from passing a bill Joe desperately needs.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: arizona; congress; joemanchin; krystensinema; thieves; westvirginia
CONgress, destroying this country one bill at a time. The sad, disgusting, sickening thing is that I know a few democommies and they don't care what happens as long as it's not Trump or affiliated with him in any way shape or form. Anything is acceptable if he's excluded. $100 turkeys for thanksgiving? Fine. No toilet paper? Fine. Empty store shelves? Fine. $10/gas? Fine. Millions of trespassers? Fine. CONvid passports? Fine.
1 posted on 10/28/2021 7:04:26 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

LETS GO BRANDON!!


2 posted on 10/28/2021 7:06:08 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: rktman

“CONgress”

An old saying: The opposite of CONgress is PROgress.


3 posted on 10/28/2021 7:09:43 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: rktman

Tens of thousand of fire, police, nuclear scientist, military personnel and many others - gone, leaving the country as the Dems prefer - on its knees, subservient, powerless, jobless - less is more.


4 posted on 10/28/2021 7:14:56 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now its your turn)
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To: GoldenPup

screw slo joe....and horse he rode in on. This guy is brain dead.


5 posted on 10/28/2021 7:19:56 AM PDT by mastertex (mastertex)
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To: GoldenPup

I would argue that progressive taxation is unconstitutional because, going back to Corfield v Coryell it is clearly stated that among out Privileges and Immunities — the other rights retained in the 9th Amendment — is to not tax different persons differently … and your income isn’t paying the tax … you are!

And while an argument may be made on account of the soak the super rich diatribe that was part of the arguments for the 16th Amendment, and which could be said to have established its intent, that still means that progressive income taxes for everyone who isn’t in that inflation adjusted group should be simply gone. And as for any form of progressive taxation beside the income tax, or and State taxation, Corfield should be seen as forbiding all efforts at progressive taxation which inherently tax some persons differently than others.


6 posted on 10/28/2021 7:21:13 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: rktman

550 BILLION for Globull Warming or whatever it is today...Good grief. More than any other proposed items by a multiple.


7 posted on 10/28/2021 7:22:37 AM PDT by devane617 (RUN FOR LOCAL ELECTED OFFICE! COUNCIL,SCHOOL BOARD, ETC.)
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To: rktman

Don’t worry everyone.
The Dems will pout and scream and in the end they’ll be “forced” to settle for ONLY 2 or 3 Trillion in unnecessary pork.
Yay!


8 posted on 10/28/2021 7:24:31 AM PDT by Do_Tar (I wish I was kidding.)
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To: mastertex

Biden admin is destroying the USA at the speed of light. Demorats all hate President Trump or anyone affiliated with him and/or his policies. President Trump had the USA on the right track and the Rats stole the election and we set by and watched. Rats say “Let them pay $100 turkeys for thanksgiving? No toilet paper? Fine. Empty store shelves? Fine. $10/gas? Fine. Millions of trespassers? Fine. CONvid passports? Fine.


9 posted on 10/28/2021 7:25:18 AM PDT by mastertex (mastertex)
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To: mastertex

No SCREW SUSAN RICE AND THE REST OF THE OBLABLAH ACOLYTES RUNNING OUR GOVERNMENT FROM THE SHADOWS.


10 posted on 10/28/2021 7:26:10 AM PDT by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,tell him a lie.Want to make a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: Rurudyne

BOR? Constitution? LOLOL! Written by a bunch of old white slave owning dudes centuries ago. No longer relevant. As brandon reminded us, those rights aren’t absolute. Like the 13th and 19th amendment. Try steppin’ on those.


11 posted on 10/28/2021 7:30:00 AM PDT by rktman (Destroy America from within? Check! WTH? Enlisted USN 1967 to end up with this? 😕)
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To: GoldenPup

Manchin is a great American...............


12 posted on 10/28/2021 7:40:44 AM PDT by chopperk
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To: rktman

” A tax slapped on billionaires is unconstitutional. You cannot have a wealth tax. “

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That’s actually not true. They can tax whatever they want. There are actually many wealth taxes - like the property tax and car registration tax. Some states has intangible taxes. Etc.

In some ways, the wealth tax is more socially desirable than the income tax as income fluctuates a lot, while wealth is more stable. It kind of reduces the urge of people to hoard resources.

The main problem with wealth taxes are that they are notoriously hard to enforce. It is easy to conceal wealth, hard to appraise all your possessions and extreme invasion of privacy if instituted.
But unconstitutional - NOT!


13 posted on 10/28/2021 7:45:47 AM PDT by AZJeep (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0AHGreco RomNQkryIIs)
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To: rktman

The price tag of this bill is a head fake. It’s what’s IN the bill... things like federal takeover of elections, etc.


14 posted on 10/28/2021 7:51:36 AM PDT by Chauncey Gardiner
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Hey, I hear you.

Personally I’d take those slave owners over the baby killers and poofter / TG adorers of the modern culture any day of the week. They weren’t much good but compared to this lot swimming in the deepest, foulest parts of a dank fetid cesspool and pretending they’re moral and better they often come off smelling like roses.


15 posted on 10/28/2021 8:24:48 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: AZJeep

No, they cannot tax whatever they want.

There must be an enumerated power for the specific kind of tax in question and, moreover, an enumerated power for what the tax in being levied to fund if it is being levied for specific ends.

There is no enumerated power for federal estate or gift taxes and those are unconstitutional no matter what the government in abeyance may insist.


16 posted on 10/28/2021 8:35:27 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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