After selling out West Virginia energy workers by voting for President Joe Biden's $800 billion "Inflation Reduction Act" in August, Democratic Senator Joe Manchin has seen his approval rating plummet.
A new poll out this week shows things haven't improved as time has passed, calling into question Manchin's re-election chances in 2024.
West Virginia poll by Morning Consult— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) January 17, 2023
Governor Jim Justice (R) Job Approval:
Senator Joe Manchin (D) Job Approval:
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According to Forbes the Inflation Reduction Act, which actually makes inflation worse and balloons the deficit, is the largest handout to climate change interest groups in U.S. history.
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the most significant climate legislation in United States history. Energy Innovation Policy and Technology LLC® modeling finds the IRA’s $370 billion in climate and clean energy investments could cut U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions up to 43% below 2005 levels by 2030.
Though the clean energy transition is happening, coal retirements must be accelerated to reach our climate goals. The IRA will speed the shift from coal to clean and support a just transition by providing $5 billion to back $250 billion in low-cost loans for utilities to reduce coal debt and reinvest in clean technologies. Another provision provides $9.7 billion in financial assistance for rural electric cooperatives to move toward clean energy sources.
While Manchin's approval rating back home continues to suffer, the Senator spent time this week in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum.
Quite the image. The Senator from *West Virginia* speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland while wearing a Ukraine lapel pin. pic.twitter.com/D8b3kKPUFd— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 17, 2023
The central call-to-action at this year's Davos gathering has been combatting "climate change," which will come at the expense of Americans and West Virginia voters.
John Kerry to the elites gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos:— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 17, 2023
"It's pretty extraordinary that we, a select group of human beings...are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet." pic.twitter.com/ZjHabcg8Oo