In response to an op-ed written by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in which the senator said he opposed the $3.5 trillion budget resolution, White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Manchin can be convinced to vote in favor of the budget resolution because it’s fully paid for through tax increases on the wealthy and will not add to the national debt. “I think that’s why he’s very persuadable, because of course this package adds nothing to the debt, nothing to the debt. It is fully paid for by raising taxes on wealthy people. We’ve had people become billionaires during the pandemic. They should pay their fair share of taxes,” Klain told CNN on Sept. 5. Manchin, considered by many to be the most conservative Democrat in the Senate, wrote in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal, “A pause is warranted because it will provide more clarity on the …


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