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CentralMass

(15,265 posts)
Wed Oct 27, 2021, 10:47 PM Oct 2021

Paid leave falls out of Democratic package in urgent scramble to secure Manchin's support

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/27/politics/paid-leave-falls-out-of-biden-agenda/index.html

" (CNN) Democrats are expected to scrap paid family and medical leave from their cornerstone economic and climate package, discarding one of the central planks of President Joe Biden's proposal as they scramble to strike a deal with holdout senators, according to multiple people familiar with the talks.
The plan's survival has been in question for several days due to objections from Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat. Biden's initial 12-week proposal was scaled back to four weeks in an effort to secure Manchin's support. That was rejected, leading to an effort by New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand that attempted to find a compromise with Manchin.
That has not succeeded, one of the people said, prompting Democrats to push it out of the package as they seek to scale back the proposal's overall cost and programs to meet Manchin's demands.
Manchin made clear he would not move when asked about the provision on Wednesday, saying: "I just can't do it."
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Paid leave falls out of Democratic package in urgent scramble to secure Manchin's support (Original Post) CentralMass Oct 2021 OP
"I just can't do it." elleng Oct 2021 #1
MASSIVE. FUCKING. FAIL. greenjar_01 Oct 2021 #2
Fuck off Manchin vercetti2021 Oct 2021 #3
There are no words.... SergeStorms Oct 2021 #4
I will say mine. Ka-Dinh Oy Oct 2021 #9
follow the $$$ nt msongs Oct 2021 #5
It would be interesting to see whether he rejected the program itself... FBaggins Oct 2021 #6
What a load man. How ForgedCrank Oct 2021 #7
Pretty soon there wont be anything left and he will still fucking hate it Ferrets are Cool Oct 2021 #8
Manchin holds out day after day and gets more concessions day after day. I am so angry, so riversedge Oct 2021 #10
So is it even worth passing at this point? N/t Calista241 Oct 2021 #11
Theyneed to organizer protests in his district, at his office, his home, whatever it takes. Liberty Belle Oct 2021 #12
At this point I'll be shocked if anything gets done BeyondGeography Oct 2021 #13
Fuck Joe Manchin and his shit sandwich without bread. Fiendish Thingy Oct 2021 #14

vercetti2021

(10,231 posts)
3. Fuck off Manchin
Wed Oct 27, 2021, 11:02 PM
Oct 2021

Seriously done with this ass clown of a man gutting our entire bill along with the other dip dong from Arizona. Report my post. You know I'm 100% fucking right

FBaggins

(27,294 posts)
6. It would be interesting to see whether he rejected the program itself...
Wed Oct 27, 2021, 11:10 PM
Oct 2021

... or if the program would drive the total spending from $1.5 to $1.7 (or whatever) and he insisted that they stay below his artificial line.

riversedge

(71,334 posts)
10. Manchin holds out day after day and gets more concessions day after day. I am so angry, so
Wed Oct 27, 2021, 11:22 PM
Oct 2021

so angry. My heart fell to the ground when I say this subject line.

Liberty Belle

(9,578 posts)
12. Theyneed to organizer protests in his district, at his office, his home, whatever it takes.
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 12:15 AM
Oct 2021

Get some coal mining families to show up--I'm sure they could use childcare help.

BeyondGeography

(39,496 posts)
13. At this point I'll be shocked if anything gets done
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 12:48 AM
Oct 2021

We’re now reduced to riffing on the pay-fors, like an army of stragglers in retreat.

Fiendish Thingy

(16,574 posts)
14. Fuck Joe Manchin and his shit sandwich without bread.
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 01:05 AM
Oct 2021

Keep paid leave in the bill, and make Manchin vote the bill down.

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