Asked by CNN if there would be a structural deal this week, he said, “I think there has to be a structure, really.”
“If all the T and I and everything were passed and finished with points, it would be hard … but ideologically we should,” he said.
The Social Security Web Program aims to address key democratic priorities in health care, family assistance and climate change and will fulfill much of Biden’s domestic agenda. However, the agreement has not yet been finalized on key issues, including the overall cost of the package, how it will be paid and how to deal with policy items such as the proposed Medicare expansion that progressives want to add.
When CNN asked if Medicare was ready to expand, Manchin also expressed concerns about bankruptcy.
“Medical care and social security is a lifeline for people in West Virginia, and for most people across the country, and you need to make sure of that first before you see the fundamental expansion,” he said. “So, if we’re not financially responsible, it’s really worrying.”
When asked specifically if the addition of teeth, vision and hearing could bankrupt medical insurance, Mancin said, “Now it’s not financially liable, I’m always tried to be financially liable. You ‘ Premiums can be paid because we need what we have right now, so I want to make sure of everything. “
Asked if he was worried about paid leave in the package, Manjin said, “I’m worried about a bad thing.” Asked if paid leave would be part of a structure, he said, “I’m not going to talk about what’s and what’s not now because the moving parts are so bad, but we have a lot of worries. Different things.”
When asked if he supports the wealth tax, Munchin did not stop at the idea, “Basically I support everyone paying their fair taxes. How do you achieve it? We all have a different approach to it, but so far taxation, I think companies should at least pay if they do business in the United States.”
Mancin outlined his overall philosophy in detail, as it plays a key role in negotiations and often clashes with progressives within his party. “I have always believed that government should be your best partner, but it should not be your provider,” he said.
Negotiations are underway to reach an agreement
The Senate Democrats met Monday night and tried to act on the remaining sticking points that no agreement had yet been reached.
Coming out of the meeting between Senate committee chairs and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat Gary Peters of Michigan and Maria Condwell of Washington said they were still in talks on how to achieve their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Will be reduced by 50% over the next decade.
Peters, who was pressured by CNN as to whether the total amount spent on the climate would be worth the $ 300 billion recently released, said he believed so.
“Everyone had their pieces, I think it might be at the ball park,” he said. Condwell echoed it, “On the tax credit side, I think that’s right.”
As an alternative to the clean energy program, Peters put forward some options that they would consider. “We talked about other areas related to climate and various aspects of the bill, so in my mind, this is the purchase of electric vehicles, hydrogen vehicles, zero emission vehicles, this is the clean purchase of construction materials from the government. Purchasing, flexibility,” he said.
Despite opposition to the central part of the climate rules, the two praised Munch for his continued work on the project. Peters noted, “He was very open to discussion. We had a very, very fruitful discussion,” Condwell added.
The story was updated Monday with additional improvements.
CNN’s Morgan Rimmer contributed to the report.
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