Despite his call for restraint, he has already voted for trillions in new spending.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S enator Joe Manchin has attempted to stake out a position as a voice of reason, warning Democrats about the recklessness of spending a massive amount of money when the United States faces a dire fiscal situation. But whatever his words, his actions reveal his budget hawkishness to be phony.

On Wednesday, Manchin released a fire-breathing statement, much of which could have been mistaken for a National Review editorial.

The West Virginia senator wrote, “At some point, all of us, regardless of party must ask the simple question – how much is enough?” He declared, “spending trillions more on new and expanded government programs,


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