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October 24, 2021

‘We’re not a bunch of deadbeats’: West Virginians Turn on Manchin for Blocking Much-needed Help

Raw Story – According to a report from the Washington Post, voters back in West Virginia are furious with Sen. Joe Manchin (D) for bullying his fellow Democrats to take out much-needed aid for poorer families, saying they could use the financial assistance and he is disregarding them. Read the full article.

Of particular concern is Manchin wanting to limit an expanded child tax credit that could have a positive impact on thousands of West Virginia families.

As the Post reports, “… the moderate Democrat from West Virginia implied he would not support extending the monthly payments, which come in the form of an expanded child tax credit, without changes,” saying in an interview, “There’s no work requirements whatsoever. There’s no education requirements whatsoever for better skillsets. Don’t you think, if we’re going to help the children, that the people should make some effort?”

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