MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and former Obama adviser Steve Rattner wonders if Joe Manchin deserves praise from the Biden administration for stifling Build Back Better and preventing inflation from being even worse.
Former Obama adviser Steven Rattner and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough praised Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for derailing President Biden’s Build Back Better Act because interest rates would be even higher if the costly bill had passed. Rattner joined MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" to discuss inflation as the liberal network’s on-screen chyron noted it had reached a four-decade high. "This is what we’ve been warning of, this is what happens. I was wondering why it was taking so long, but you flood the economy with too much money, with too much government debt, with too many government programs, too much defecit spending, this is exactly what happens," Scarborough said. "My God, I just wonder what would have happened if progressives would've gotten their six-trillion dollar wish earlier this year." Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 September 18