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Joe Manchin defends citizens over Wall Street

"It seems like we're more focused on the big corporations and in the health care of Wall Street than we are in the health care of the people in rural America and Main Street." Sen. Joe Manchin explained Democratic concerns about the coronavirus relief bill.

Avoiding Government Bailout Mistakes of the Past

Advocating for our healthcare system and it heroes

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has unequivocally delivered a painful shock to the global economy. Millions of self-employed individuals, businesses large and small, and the people who make those machines run are amidst a shared moment of crisis that needs to be mitigated by government-backed stimulus efforts. The United States doesn’t need to look too far back in their history to remember the last time these measures were needed. 2008’s subprime mortgage crisis required similar action, which ultimately helped revive the US economy while also failing to protect against the country’s major banks and financial giants misappropriating relief that came at the expense of the taxpayer. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is making sure that his chamber understands the crucial difference between 2008 and 2020: lives are at stake. For the benefit of his constituents and health care professionals across the country, he is standing firm in making sure that priorities are focused on the immediate health emergency instead of the economic emergency. “I’ve got health care workers who don’t have gowns or masks. I’ve got hospitals that won't be open another 60 days because they have no cash flow, and it looks like we're worried more about the economy than we are about the healthcare and the well-being of the people of america” Manchin argues.

Bernie voicing concerns of the voiceless

True to his reputation and voting record, senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has also joined the growing list of senators dedicated to ensuring that negotiated and passed stimulus package contains adequate protections for the displaced and hurting American workforce rather than focus mainly on propping up industry giants. The two main concerns involve unemployment insurance protections receiving necessary financial attention while also placing protections upon how exactly a proposed $500 billion in aid to corporate america will be distributed and used. The senator is on record that he only aims to delay a vote on the bill to “make sure that any corporation receiving financial assistance under this legislation does not lay off workers, cut wages or benefits, ship jobs overseas, or pay workers poverty wages.”

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03/24/2020 4:40 PMupdated: 03/24/2020 4:41 PM
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42 comments

  • Yvonne G.
    03/30/2020 21:54

    Texas too! This is so true!!

  • Bob F.
    03/30/2020 14:12

    He is West Virginia’s biggest problem. He speaks from both sides of his mouth always. He changes with the direction of the wind and you cannot count on him for anything!

  • Dan S.
    03/30/2020 03:19

    Yes all the help med food health care not Corp or wall st

  • Kevin M.
    03/28/2020 22:46

    Boy this country is in trouble we can’t get two people to agree on anything. We will go the way of Rome they were at the top and collapsed to nothing but a memory.

  • Saara K.
    03/28/2020 18:45

    To give money to corporates is like giving them the lottery winning ticket to Cayman Islands.

  • Owen G.
    03/28/2020 15:21

    Trump And Co. The People Will Rebel. OG

  • Soren J.
    03/28/2020 13:40

    Thank you, Senator! He is absolutely right. 500 billion in corporate bailouts? That is double what they are giving the American people! And don't tell me they are job creators! That money won't trickle down. It never has. Look at past bailouts of you want proof!

  • Andre S.
    03/28/2020 11:03

    It won't. Because you have t rump for making sure the $$$ going to the rich. 😏

  • Sean C.
    03/27/2020 12:31

    💯

  • Larissa P.
    03/26/2020 15:36

    Thank you Joe manchin

  • Marquis M.
    03/25/2020 17:28

    Well, in all honesty, healthcare had its hurdles pre-coronavirus...

  • Mel N.
    03/25/2020 16:06

    A rare commodity these days ...good man 😡🇮🇪

  • Eryquez M.
    03/25/2020 04:44

    That's the American capitalism

  • KL N.
    03/25/2020 03:12

    It's nice to see so many have partaken of the Kool-Aid. I'd like to believe that you all held the glass yourselves but I suspect you had help.

  • Thurman M.
    03/25/2020 01:38

    Dennis o'Sullivan trump should have been put out of office...Remember Republicans didnt want to here from any witness.....First time in history,but trump is still going down in history as impeached President Trump.......Kavanaugh dont have no business in the supreme court.....Trump is definitely to blame for all that he is being blamed for.....But you Republican nationalists going to defend trump no matter how much evidence they show on him .....Yall going to believe that habitual liar ..

  • Dennis O.
    03/25/2020 01:18

    Why weren’t you worrying about this problem when you were trying to impeach trump and Kavanaugh. The Democrats are to blame for the failed infrastructure of America.

  • Puji Y.
    03/25/2020 00:00

    Pondasi dasar suatu negara adalah kekuatan ekonomi... Amerika serikat menyadari hal itu.... jika ekonomi jatuh maka seluruh negara juga jatuh.....

  • Nevin S.
    03/24/2020 22:42

    ONLY BETA FEMMO MALES VOTE LEFT.

  • Randy M.
    03/24/2020 22:21

    Totally false...with all the money Hospitals charge they are NOT out of anything. They have plenty of supplies. And Money 💰

  • Deborah I.
    03/24/2020 20:48

    When you vote GOP that's what you get.