Manchin Denounces His Party's Plan to Tax Billionaires as Divisive
'It’s time that we all pull together,' he said
Senate Democrats’ plan to extract hundreds of billions of dollars from the wealth of billionaires hit a major snag on Wednesday when Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), denounced it as divisive.
The billionaires tax, officially unveiled early Wednesday morning, may have died before the ink was dry on its 107-page text.
Manchin, speaking with reporters, said, “I don’t like the connotation that we’re targeting different people,” Manchin said to reporters. "People... “[that] contributed to society and create a lot of jobs and a lot of money and give a lot of philanthropic pursuits. It’s time that we all pull together and grow together."
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