Editorial: Rebuilding after Build Back Better: Democrats can get mad, but they’d be better off looking for fresh victories

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New York Daily News

We can’t disagree with the anger aimed at Joe Manchin for dragging the Senate along for months before finally admitting there’s no pared-down version of a Build Back Better bill he will support after all. Manchin uses inflation as an excuse but simultaneously says he can’t countenance raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans and businesses, which might actually help curb inflation. It genuinely hurts to see a single member of the majority party stick a shiv in legislation that would’ve helped middle- and working-class Americans with child-care costs, accelerated rollout of clean energy techno…

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