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Jose Garcia

(2,715 posts)
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:46 PM Mar 2023

Manchin will vote against Biden's pick to head IRS

Source: The Hill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday announced he will vote against Daniel Werfel, President Biden’s choice to head the Internal Revenue Service, because he is unhappy with how the Biden administration is implementing the Inflation Reduction Act, which provided nearly $80 billion in new funding for the tax enforcement agency.

Manchin is fuming mad over the administration’s implementation of the generous electric vehicle tax credits that were also included in the sweeping climate and tax reform bill passed last year.

At every turn, this administration has ignored congressional intent when implementing the Inflation Reduction Act,” he said in statement, criticizing the administration’s decision to delay guidelines about who receives the EV tax credits.

“While Daniel Werfel is supremely qualified to serve as the IRS Commissioner, I have zero faith he will be given the autonomy to perform the job in accordance with the law and for that reason, I cannot support his nomination,” he said.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on Werfel’s nomination late Wednesday afternoon and Democrats say he has enough support to win confirmation.

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Manchin will vote against Biden's pick to head IRS (Original Post) Jose Garcia Mar 2023 OP
In other words, Manchin will petulantly throw tantrums unless paid attention to. . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2023 #1
Yep, he misses all the media attention he got when... brush Mar 2023 #3
I hope this Fine American Statesman is ready for retirement in 2025. Fiendish Thingy Mar 2023 #2
The only thing he's good for is confirming judges. Elessar Zappa Mar 2023 #16
hates EV's; loves "rolling coal"... Evolve Dammit Mar 2023 #4
Biden wants tax breaks for EVs NOW. LudwigPastorius Mar 2023 #5
His vote isn't needed for this anyway. PSPS Mar 2023 #6
Even with Fetterman out? Polybius Mar 2023 #8
Fetterman is at Walter Reed. I would be willing to bet that with staff assistance, he could make an karynnj Mar 2023 #30
How can we get rid of this pretend democrat? Stargazer99 Mar 2023 #7
November 2024 Polybius Mar 2023 #9
+1 peppertree Mar 2023 #14
Ironically, Justice signed a tax bill for WV Marthe48 Mar 2023 #25
Senator Coal Mine is having a sad because of electric vehicles. ZonkerHarris Mar 2023 #10
Building up to a party switch. NT Happy Hoosier Mar 2023 #11
That Delphinus Mar 2023 #13
He won't because it won't do him any good if he wants to remain a U.S. Senator rpannier Mar 2023 #22
WV doesn't have a one-term rule Polybius Mar 2023 #31
2nd rpannier Mar 2023 #32
My prayer for 2024 wryter2000 Mar 2023 #12
Manchin is a coal baron. OF COURSE he hates electric vehicle tax credits. CousinIT Mar 2023 #15
Cars run on coal? Jose Garcia Mar 2023 #17
Of course not. But Manchin typically despises anything that is a threat to... CousinIT Mar 2023 #24
I don't get it, he should like EVs OneCrazyDiamond Mar 2023 #26
I can't wait for that Infection to become irrelevant Fullduplexxx Mar 2023 #18
Manchin is fuming mad!!! ImNotGod Mar 2023 #19
Stuff it manchin..looks like your vote isn't necessary..GOOD! PortTack Mar 2023 #20
The guy was relevant for two years when he was a deciding vote. ColinC Mar 2023 #21
Too bad WV voters not fooled Mar 2023 #23
Unfortunately... GB_RN Mar 2023 #28
Sometimes i feel like Manchin is bluestarone Mar 2023 #27
He is up for reelection next year and is triangulatiing like Jose Garcia Mar 2023 #29
Has Joe Manchin become the new Mitch McConnell? NullTuples Mar 2023 #33

brush

(55,242 posts)
3. Yep, he misses all the media attention he got when...
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:53 PM
Mar 2023

he and Sinema continually blocked Joe Biden's infrastructure bills.

Fiendish Thingy

(16,577 posts)
2. I hope this Fine American Statesman is ready for retirement in 2025.
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 03:52 PM
Mar 2023

I know, I know, he votes with Biden and Dems 98%, er, 96%, um, ninety-something per cent of the time, when he allows something to actually come to the floor for a vote.

LudwigPastorius

(9,780 posts)
5. Biden wants tax breaks for EVs NOW.
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 04:05 PM
Mar 2023

He realizes that we need to do everything we can to reduce climate changing emissions as soon as possible.

Manchin wants to hold out on those tax breaks for a couple of years until he can get some local jobs from new EV parts plants in WV.

That's pretty fucking short-sighted if you ask me.

karynnj

(59,632 posts)
30. Fetterman is at Walter Reed. I would be willing to bet that with staff assistance, he could make an
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 10:03 PM
Mar 2023

Important scheduled vote. I remember Kennedy, Byrd and McCain at critical points making a vote.

Marthe48

(17,868 posts)
25. Ironically, Justice signed a tax bill for WV
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 06:33 PM
Mar 2023

Saw the headline in the local paper. It is tax reduction. Last I read justice owed about 7 million in taxes to WV, an d I bet he'll get a big reduction on what he's neglecting to pay.

rpannier

(24,432 posts)
22. He won't because it won't do him any good if he wants to remain a U.S. Senator
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 05:44 PM
Mar 2023

All signs point to Gov Justice running for that senate seat in 2024.
Justice is term limited so he can't remain gov
Manchin won't win over most Republicans -- especially since they'll see that seat belonging to a Republican

wryter2000

(46,754 posts)
12. My prayer for 2024
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 04:16 PM
Mar 2023

52 Dem Senators so we don't have to put up with this crap any longer.

I know that's probably impossible. That's why I'm making it a prayer.

CousinIT

(9,545 posts)
15. Manchin is a coal baron. OF COURSE he hates electric vehicle tax credits.
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 04:36 PM
Mar 2023

Hopefully there are enough other senators who will vote for Biden's nominee. Manchin is a goddamned turd through and through.

CousinIT

(9,545 posts)
24. Of course not. But Manchin typically despises anything that is a threat to...
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 06:20 PM
Mar 2023

...the fossil fuel industry or the coal industry because he's part of it. He's all for himself/dirty coal/fossil fuels. Exclusively. You'd think, since has grandkids, he'd give a damn what kind of planet they're inheriting from stupid greedy farts like himself. But he doesn't. He's a filthy, festering wart on the Democratic party.

OneCrazyDiamond

(2,040 posts)
26. I don't get it, he should like EVs
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 07:15 PM
Mar 2023

Coal is both the largest source of electricity generation and the largest single source of CO2 emissions according to the International Energy Agency. https://www.iea.org/fuels-and-technologies/coal

Further Putin's folly should drive the exports up:

"We assume international prices will continue to drive increasing U.S. coal exports as the conflict in Ukraine creates the potential to disrupt supplies from Russia," the EIA said in the report. "However, exports to Asia and particularly China, which supported U.S. coal exports in 2021, have slowed in Q1 2022."
https://www.spglobal.com/commodityinsights/en/market-insights/latest-news/coal/041222-us-coal-exports-to-reach-3-year-high-amid-war-in-ukraine-eia

He should love a world driven by electricity over gasoline.

ColinC

(8,860 posts)
21. The guy was relevant for two years when he was a deciding vote.
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 05:19 PM
Mar 2023

He isn't the deciding vote any more, and his relevance is largely gone.

not fooled

(5,858 posts)
23. Too bad WV voters
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 06:17 PM
Mar 2023

(enough) keep sending this tool back to the Senate. Hint: he's not looking out for your interests.

GB_RN

(2,641 posts)
28. Unfortunately...
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 07:30 PM
Mar 2023

The alternative to Maserati Manchin would be worse: They’d send a Repuke. Guaranteed.

bluestarone

(17,626 posts)
27. Sometimes i feel like Manchin is
Wed Mar 8, 2023, 07:28 PM
Mar 2023

Voting against BIDEN, not his appointee's. Maybe they had a big blowout! I just hate even hearing Manchins name!

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