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Manchin feels 'great' about wife's
nomination to $160,000-a-year federal post

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Posted By: Ribicon, 4/13/2021 10:58:39 AM

Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, perhaps the most important Democratic vote for the Biden administration, said Monday that he hopes Mr. Biden‘s nomination of his wife to a $160,000-a-year post “goes through well.” “That’s great,” Mr. Manchin told reporters upon learning that the president formally nominated Gayle Connelly Manchin to serve as federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. “I hope to see she goes through well. Everybody seems to know her pretty well.”(Snip) Given the Democrats’ narrow control of the 50-50 Senate, Mr. Manchin‘s role as a self-described “moderate to conservative Democrat” is pivotal over the Biden


I bet he does. Why does even a penny of "federal" tax money fund fat salaries for a regional commission that most New Americans don't know exists? "Public service" was never intended to be a way to become wealthy.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 4/13/2021 11:05:06 AM (No. 753233)
As OP said, I'll just bet he does.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 4/13/2021 11:05:58 AM (No. 753234)
Of course, and he will 'feel great' while selling us down the river into slavery, too, as he will because of this legalized bribe.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56 4/13/2021 11:06:34 AM (No. 753236)
I'm thinking the Democrats need to change their symbol from the Donkey to a slobering, overweight Pig. But that's insulting to the many hard working Pigs on American farms.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc 4/13/2021 11:10:13 AM (No. 753241)
the salary is nothing compared to what can be embezzled.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 4/13/2021 11:22:03 AM (No. 753252)
Manchin is waiting for his price before he sells out the country vis-à-vis elimination of the filibuster.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Geoman 4/13/2021 11:23:49 AM (No. 753255)
To a career senator, $160k/yr is chump change. Heck, to any democrat since they now have the Titans of American and Chinese industry lining their pocket with real cash.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 4/13/2021 11:27:52 AM (No. 753259)
Hey Joe...That's a nice promotion your wife just got. I bet that fat salary really helps out with family budget, especially with the kids in private schools. Be a real shame if she were to lose that job. You know how to vote on the filibuster and gun control...right?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Right Time 4/13/2021 12:02:13 PM (No. 753311)
It is a bribe, disguised as a No-Show Job
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nimby 4/13/2021 12:08:20 PM (No. 753321)
Ofcourse he does. Neither of them fall into the proposed high tax bracket
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Reply 10 - Posted by: hershey 4/13/2021 12:09:12 PM (No. 753322)
Well we know her job and her payment...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Muguy 4/13/2021 12:09:56 PM (No. 753324)
This is an out and out instance of influence peddling which has caused people to go to jail--
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Reply 12 - Posted by: GoodDeal 4/13/2021 1:01:08 PM (No. 753394)
Trump hired Mitch McConnell’s wife as secretary of transportation to make sure Mitch stays in line and help Trump pass his agenda. Scratch my back and I scratch yours.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: chance_232 4/13/2021 1:09:45 PM (No. 753408) we know Manchin's price. And its pretty low.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: downnout 4/13/2021 1:14:58 PM (No. 753415)
Shame on you, Manchin. You know perfectly well this is nothing more than a bribe. BTW, you can be bought off pretty cheap.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: KTWO 4/13/2021 1:22:45 PM (No. 753423)
They come to do good. And stay to do well.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Toodles3956 4/13/2021 1:25:46 PM (No. 753427)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: padiva 4/13/2021 1:27:14 PM (No. 753428)
Do the people of WV realize that he sold his soul?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: smokincol 4/13/2021 1:46:19 PM (No. 753450)
they're coming after your pound of flesh, Joe. so. beware. not a bad salary for a no-show job.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/13/2021 1:57:22 PM (No. 753467)
Hey and we all know it's a BRIBE...Your move...
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Reply 20 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/13/2021 2:38:21 PM (No. 753523)
Corruption. Shameless corruption.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 4/13/2021 3:00:16 PM (No. 753560)
It’s not funny any more The ‘rats are ALL corrupt! We must revolt against this new fraudulent Obama administration ruining everything!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 4/13/2021 5:13:52 PM (No. 753664)
I think it's called a bribe.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 4/13/2021 8:35:39 PM (No. 753892)
Some of us Charlie Brown’s keep believing that Lucy won’t move the football. So far, hasn’t happened.
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