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Manchin calls trillions in spending 'fiscal insanity'

United States Senator Joe Manchin (pictured) in a statement criticized the sweeping size of the government spending pushed by his progressive colleagues, describing it as "fiscal insanity."

"I cannot and will not support trillions in spending or an all-or-nothing approach that ignores the brutal fiscal reality our nation faces," said Manchin. He strongly opposed financially backing expanded government programs and instead urged Congress to shift focus on paying for "essential" social programs first.

His comments come after the Democratic Party’s moderate and progressive wings threatened to torpedo President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan worth $1.2 trillion unless a $3.5 trillion social spending package is passed first.

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