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Jeff Bezos Says Manchin Saved Biden Administration ‘From Themselves’

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Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos said in a tweet on Sunday that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) had saved the Biden administration “from themselves” by blocking spending proposals that Bezos said would have further fueled inflation.

In a tweet on Sunday, Bezos said that the Biden administration “tried hard to inject even more stimulus into an already over-heated, inflationary economy and only Manchin saved them from themselves.”

“Inflation is a regressive tax that most hurts the least affluent. Misdirection doesn’t help the country,” he added.

The billionaire’s comments come after Manchin said last month that Democrats’ budget reconciliation bill should focus on addressing inflation and reducing the deficit.

​​“Reconciliation to me is about getting inflation under control, paying down this debt, getting a handle on what’s going on,” said Manchin, who killed the Biden administration’s Build Back Better legislation… (Read more)

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