‘We will not default’: Manchin encourages Senate leaders to work together, maintains $1.5T top line

By | October 6, 2021

‘We will not default’: Manchin encourages Senate leaders to work together, maintains $1.5T top line

1 00:00:00,420 –> 00:00:05,670 >> We are not going to default as a country. We will not default. That’s the 2 00:00:05,670 –> 00:00:11,850 responsibility we have as senators. This Congress has 535 of us responsible to 3 00:00:11,850 –> 00:00:17,310 protect this great country and an equal branch of government. I truly 4 00:00:17,310 –> 00:00:22,680 implore both leaders my caucus leader is the majority 5 00:00:22,680 –> 00:00:28,200 leader as is Chuck Schumer and the basically the minority leader is as Mitch 6 00:00:28,200 –> 00:00:33,420 McConnell I implore them to engage start working work this out. This should not 7 00:00:33,420 –> 00:00:34,750 be a crisis. 8 00:00:34,770 –> 00:00:40,170 >> I’ve been very very clear where I stand where I stand on the filibuster. I 9 00:00:40,170 –> 00:00:45,510 don’t have to repeat that. I think I’ve been very clear. Nothing changes but the bottom line is 10 00:00:45,510 –> 00:00:51,750 we have a responsibility to be the adults. Our leadership has a responsibility to lead. 11 00:00:51,750 –> 00:00:57,610 My number has been one point five. I’ve been very clear and I think you all have gotten an outline of how I got to one point five. 12 00:00:57,720 –> 00:01:03,140 >> I think it’s very important we understand that we need to do a tax reform to make sure the wealthiest they’ve 13 00:01:03,140 –> 00:01:09,030 got the best advantages the biggest advantages from the two thousand and 17 tax cuts pay 14 00:01:09,030 –> 00:01:14,430 their fair share. I think the corporations that enjoy this great country and they come from the protection of 15 00:01:14,430 –> 00:01:20,380 this great country pay their fair share. I think also we have to make sure that we’re committed to children. 16 00:01:20,490 –> 00:01:26,040 >> Children at the beginning of life that we can help them and also our seniors. At the end of life that we can give them the dignity 17 00:01:26,040 –> 00:01:31,350 and the quality of life of living in your home if you decide to do that. These are all things we 18 00:01:31,350 –> 00:01:33,990 can set priorities this is not a hard. This is not a heavy lift.