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    Default Manchin accepted over $400,000 from energy companies

    Joe Manchin raised over $400,000 from donors in the energy industry in the third quarter, including some from donors that normally give to Republicans, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission.

    Manchin has opposed certain climate-related stipulations within the Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The legislation also includes expanded safety net programs for workers and families, lower prescription drug prices, and billions of dollars toward healthcare benefits for seniors.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/manc...donors-2021-10
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    Central to the dispute between Sanders and Manchin is the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), a $150bn program within the spending bill, designed to speed the conversion of US electric power generation from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

    Manchin is also chairman of the Senate energy and natural resources committee, and holds power over energy components in the bill. He has indicated he aims to reduce the $3.5tn price tag of the spending bill to $1.5tn.

    But simply dropping the clean energy provision from the proposed legislation would come as major embarrassment to the administration ahead of Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow next month, where Biden will be in the spotlight over matching verbal commitment to climate initiatives with legislative action.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ing-investment

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    I wonder if 'Campaign Donations' have anything to do with the way a Politician votes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    I wonder if 'Campaign Donations' have anything to do with the way a Politician votes?
    Duh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Mason View Post
    Duh!
    What if we took the Bribes, uh I mean, 'Political Donations', out of Politics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    What if we took the Bribes, uh I mean, 'Political Donations', out of Politics?
    At least take the ones away from corporations that are secretly given. Then pass a law prohibiting stock ownership in corporations as Manchin does in big oil, a coal.

    And then they wonder why I say Manchin might as well be a Republican.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Trapper View Post
    At least take the ones away from corporations that are secretly given. Then pass a law prohin0biting stock ownership in corporations as Manchin does in big oil, a coal.

    And then they wonder why I say Manchin might as well be a Republican.
    "We have the Best Politicians Money can Buy".

    "We have the best Congress money can buy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    What if we took the Bribes, uh I mean, 'Political Donations', out of Politics?
    How?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Mason View Post
    How?
    Especially since Supreme Court made it legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Mason View Post
    How?
    Pass a Law repealing 'Citizens United'.

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    Keep attacking the guy who's vote you need.
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    Manchin, who represents West Virginia, also owns millions of dollars in coal stocks.
    OMG! who would have thought!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Joe Manchin raised over $400,000 from donors in the energy industry in the third quarter, including some from donors that normally give to Republicans, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission.

    Manchin has opposed certain climate-related stipulations within the Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The legislation also includes expanded safety net programs for workers and families, lower prescription drug prices, and billions of dollars toward healthcare benefits for seniors.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/manc...donors-2021-10
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    Note the lack of detail, how we are expected to take the authors claim without evidence.

    I pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Joe Manchin raised over $400,000 from donors in the energy industry in the third quarter, including some from donors that normally give to Republicans, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission.

    Manchin has opposed certain climate-related stipulations within the Democrats' proposed $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill. The legislation also includes expanded safety net programs for workers and families, lower prescription drug prices, and billions of dollars toward healthcare benefits for seniors.
    Taking the money is nothing. Politicians take donations from whomever offers them.

    Then the good ones vote the right way on the floor of congress anyway,

    It's voting the wrong way, not accepting money, that makes one an asshole.
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