Sen. Joe Manchin draws a backlash for attacking Biden's agenda as having an ‘entitlement mentality’
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) for months has effectively been working to derail President Joe Biden's agenda, by refusing to eliminate the filibuster and by refusing to support Democrats' $3.5 trillion jobs bill.
Like many of the wealthiest Americans, the coronavirus pandemic did not hurt Senator Manchin's net worth. It grew by $1 million from 2018 to 2020, to $8.6 million, leading some on Monday to blast him over remarks he made to reporters Monday about "entitlement mentality" over Biden's $3.5 trillion jobs, infrastructure, and social spending legislation.
"We're just concerned about entitlement mentality versus rewarding mentality and then taking care of those who really can't take care of themselves… there's so much good stuff in there that we're still working diligently," Manchin told reporters, as NBC News' Sahil Kapur reports.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki noted at Monday's daily press briefing, 80 percent of Americans support much of the legislation's critical points.
Many, saying they are tired of Manchin trying to control if not derail the Democratic agenda, are expressing outrage.
West Virginia ranks 2nd in America in reliance on federal tax dollars. Is that the "entitlement mentality"… https://t.co/nmskit6PdZ— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen) 1632777736.0
The real "entitlement mentality" here is men like Manchin who live in a country held together by the free & underpa… https://t.co/McuZ3dXjXU— Erin And A Half Ryan (@Erin And A Half Ryan) 1632778111.0
Joe Manchin isn't concerned about "entitlement mentality," he just hasn't been offered a big enough cut of Biden's… https://t.co/sGJWtJ4lBe— Max Burns (@Max Burns) 1632780058.0
Anyone using the term"entitlement mentality" shouldn't be a public servant period, let alone a Democratic senator. https://t.co/VfUyiD0KFN— William K. Wolfrum (@William K. Wolfrum) 1632777824.0
Jacking up the price of epipens and forcing people to breathe coal dust so you can make millions is the ultimate in… https://t.co/XhfGi9Gdgc— David Atkins (@David Atkins) 1632773493.0
@TakarasMama @sahilkapur @JohnJHarwood @LACaldwellDC @JulieNBCNews Daughter was raiding into insurance money from t… https://t.co/K7uLBe3rfm— rv (@rv) 1632772967.0
The father of a price gouger for life saving medicine has thoughts on entitlement mentality. https://t.co/b38I6qnO22— Dorian Wilde (@Dorian Wilde) 1632775207.0
@sahilkapur @LACaldwellDC @JulieNBCNews If he is so concerned about "entitlement mentality" then the blue states ca… https://t.co/pofqj7Sj4p— #JusticeIsOnTheBallot (@#JusticeIsOnTheBallot) 1632772390.0
@sahilkapur @LACaldwellDC @JulieNBCNews Entitlement mentality has been debunked by the unemployment benefit cut and… https://t.co/FfnG3XHjOc— Rose Benson (@Rose Benson) 1632772230.0
. Okay, let's talk about the "entitlement mentality" of West Virginians Every year American taxpayers GIVE West Vi… https://t.co/28OxFsGfwZ— Immigrants Make America Great (@Immigrants Make America Great) 1632773331.0
@sahilkapur @LACaldwellDC @JulieNBCNews But he’s not concerned about corporate, fossil fuel, and coal entitlement mentality!— Drogon (@Drogon) 1632772766.0
@ImJohnEli Great idea in hindsight considering his life as a privileged WASPy heterosexual cisgender man. Can’t hav… https://t.co/ht2Nibl4ps— Kenny Landes (@Kenny Landes) 1632779312.0
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