As the country heads into the 2024 election season, a Republican group has launched an ad targeting Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) over his support of the highly controversial Inflation Reduction Act.
Manchin, a moderate Democrat representing one of the most conservative states in the country, is up for reelection in 2024 — and his support for the Inflation Reduction Act is going to be a serious point of contention with his voters.
One Nation, a nonprofit affiliated with the Republican super PAC Senate Leadership Fund, has launched a six-figure ad buy targeting the Democrat senator for supporting the Inflation Reduction Act — pointing out that the bill may put 100,000 West Virginia jobs at risk.
In a written statement, One Nation president and CEO Steven Law called out Manchin for championing the bill.
“West Virginians are still struggling a year after President Biden signed Senator Joe Manchin’s Inflation Reduction Act into law,” the statement read.
“One Nation will continue to educate West Virginia families about Senator Manchin’s law that even the Biden Administration admits could leave people ‘behind again,’” the statement continued.
In the advertisement, the narrator noted that Machin had played a pivotal role in pushing Biden’s “green energy scheme” through Congress — and now, thanks to his help, 100,000 jobs may be at risk.
As with many bills in Congress, the name given to the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” is deceiving — as analysis of the bill has shown that it has little to do with inflation.
According to Breitbart News, the bill would create “hundreds of billions of dollars in green energy slush funds for the federal government to dole out” and increase “funding for the IRS by $80 billion, which would make the agency larger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol combined.”
John Podesta: "We have to cut the carbon pollution that's driving the climate crisis and that's what the 'Inflation Reduction Act' is all about!"
— Clown World ™ 🤡 (@ClownWorld_) August 16, 2023
The outlet also noted that an “updated Penn Budget Model analysis on Friday found that the bill would only reduce inflation by 0.1 percent over five years. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found similar results.”
The Biden administration has even admitted that the Inflation Reduction Act, which was being touted as a solution to Americans’ struggles to afford the rising price of goods and services amid skyrocketing inflation, had very little to do with inflation and was actually a way to push their broader agenda.
Joe Biden admitted to a bunch of private donors that the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act" has nothing to do with inflation.
If Republicans don't campaign on this admission, then they deserve to lose in 2024. pic.twitter.com/67luNcFmSr
— Andrew @ Don’t Walk, RUN! (@DontWalkRUN) August 11, 2023
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen acknowledged in a September 2022 NPR interview that the investments in the Inflation Reduction Act “are mainly geared toward the longer-term issues around climate change.”
Meanwhile, Manchin is still celebrating his support of the bill — claiming that it would have had bipartisan support “in normal political times.”
“Make no mistake, the IRA is exactly the kind of legislation that in normal political times both political parties would proudly embrace because it is about putting the interests of Americans and West Virginians first,” the Democrat senator wrote in a statement on Wednesday.