This letter is by James Hall, a resident of Center Rutland.
To the editor:
As of today at least, the U.S. presidency, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives are occupied by the Democratic Party, in terms of political party division. This is one item that, like it or not, there is currently no argument with.
So Sen. Joe Manchin stated that he cannot support the Biden plan in front of the U.S. Senate, known as the Infrastructure Bill. I am sure Sen. Manchin was getting a lot of pressure from his constituents in West Virginia, saying “we do not want this bill to become law.” So being responsive to the people who sent him to Washington, D.C., he declared that he cannot and will not support the Biden proposal. So the left wingers are having a grand hissy over this rebuke. They do not understand that supporting the people who elected the senator is priority, and Sen. Manchin correctly has followed that concept here, not only for the voters in his state, but the whole country.
Mainstream America does not want this bill either. As I mentioned at the beginning of this, the Democrats own all the power in Washington. But they pick on Sen. Joe because they can’t bring themselves to admit that they could not muster the votes and the item has failed. It’s all Sen. Manchin’s fault, they say.
Sen. Manchin has saved this country from being closer to economic collapse than even he himself may realize. I for one, thank Sen. Manchin from way down as far as I am able to reach, that he has saved this country, at least for now.
James B Hall