TAKE ACTION: Senator Manchin, and other moderate Democrats, are threatening passage of $3.5 trillion socialist spending bill.
The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is trailed by reporters as she departs a meeting with fellow House Democrats about Joe Biden’s sweeping plan to expand spending on social programs, at the US Capitol on Monday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
Please see bottom of article for individual emails prepared for you to send to the senators.
CNN published an article titled: Manchin upends Democrats’ push to enact Biden’s agenda this month, calling for ‘pause’ on $3.5 trillion bill. The article reports in part:
Sen. Joe Manchin, the most pivotal Democratic swing vote in the Senate, threw a major wrench in his party’s carefully crafted plans to pass a massive $3.5 trillion bill by month’s end, demanding they take a “strategic pause” before considering a sweeping bill to implement much of President Joe Biden’s agenda.
Manchin, who has long been skeptical of the staggering price tag, made clear Thursday that he’s also opposed to the timeframe Democratic leaders had been charting out for months, a position that now threatens both the larger Democratic-only proposal but also the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate earlier this summer.
In a strongly worded op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, the moderate senator called on fellow Democrats to “hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation,” referring to the bill that can be approved in the Senate by just a simple majority — meaning all 50 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have to support the bill or it will collapse since all 50 Republicans are expected to oppose it.
“Instead of rushing to spend trillions on new government programs and additional stimulus funding, Congress should hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation,” he wrote in the op-ed. “A pause is warranted because it will provide more clarity on the trajectory of the pandemic, and it will allow us to determine whether inflation is transitory or not.”
High inflation and gas prices caused by recent excessive congressional spending are hurting millions of American families and threatening our economy. Fox News Poll reports: “83% worry about inflation, majority says benefits hurting economy. Inflation tops the list of economic concerns for voters– ahead of taxes, unemployment, the federal deficit, and interest rates.” The increasing gasoline prices and energy costs will likely go even higher with the left’s obsession with the New Green Deal which is part of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
It is fiscally irresponsible for congress to throw more money on the inflation fire that will break the budgets of more American families and burden them with entitlement programs that will endure forever. Additionally, the $3.5 trillion plan will require much more money from the private sector to pay for more entitlement programs thus pushing America even closer to socialism while hurting our robust economy. This bill will increase energy costs and our dependence on foreign oil thereby weakening national security.
Florida Family Association has prepared emails for you to send to encourage Senator Manchin and other moderate Democrats to stand firm against the socialist spending bill. This is our chance to try to slow fiscal insanity and socialism. It is important for your influence in this situation that each senator receives their own email without inclusion of email addresses for the other representatives. Florida Family Association urges you to take the few minutes that will be needed to send all seven emails for this important situation.
PLEASE SEND THE PREPARED EMAIL TO ENCOURAGE THE FOLLOWING SENATORS TO STAND FIRM AGAINST THE $3.5 TRILLION SOCIALIST SPENDING BILL.
Unfortunately, the United States Senate is blocking Florida Family Association’s email server that is used to send action emails. Therefore, Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send that will open in your email client.
Click here to send email to Senator Manchin.
Joe Manchin, West Virginia
Wesley Kungel, Legislative Director
Click here to send email to Senator Sinema.
Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona
Meg Joseph, Chief of Staff
Click here to send email to Senator Kelly.
Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz.
Jennifer Cox, Chief of Staff
Click here to send email to Senator Hassan.
Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.
Marc Goldberg, Chief of Staff
Click here to send email to Senator Hickenlooper.
Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo
Kirtan Mehta, Chief of Staff
Click here to send email to Senator Feinstein.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
David Grannis, Chief of Staff
Click here to send email to Senator Leahy.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
John Dowd, Chief of Staff
These emails will open in your email browser because the United States Senate is blocking normal form emails sent through the Florida Family Association email server. If the above link does not open in your email browser or if the email is returned to you please prepare an email using the suggested subject line, content and email addresses provided below. Please feel free to change the wording.
Suggested subject line:
Please oppose the inflationary and oppressively burdensome $3.5 trillion spending plan.
Dear Senator (enter last name),
I urge you to oppose the $3.5 trillion spending plan because it will throw more money on the inflation fire that will break the budgets of more American families, burden the private sector with entitlement programs that will endure forever and eventually hurt our current robust economy. This bill will push America closer to socialism than ever before. It will increase energy costs and our dependence on foreign oil thereby weakening national security.
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