We have watched the failure of virtually every green initiative proposed in the last two-plus decades, and the failure of the BBB due to Manchin makes a final mockery of activist optimism. The lesson, as the article assumes, is that government is powerless and that we must act independently…But it would seem that the whole question, short of revolution, hopeless…??
Build Back Better is on the ropes. But other parts of a just transition are moving forward.
Source: Opinion | Where the Hell Is the Green New Deal? | John Feffer
The passage of the Build Back Better Act would expand the new workforce “exponentially,” said one climate action campaigner.
Source: ‘A Great Step’: Biden Admin Launches Clean Energy Corps
“Manchin has lost the coal miners with this latest betrayal,” said one labor reporter.
Source: Coal miners union rebukes Manchin for effort to kill Build Back Better
Right now, corporations and the ultra-rich are spending millions to derail President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. Behind the scenes, they’re hard at work to keep our elected officials from helping our country recover from the pandemic.
Source: Big Money’s War on Biden’s Popular Build Back Better Plan
Conservative Democratic Sen. JoeManchin’s recent vow, repeated on Sunday morning, to oppose a reconciliation bill larger than $1.5 trillion is “absolutely not acceptable,” Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders made clear this weekend.
Source: Manchin’s Obstruction of Build Back Better Act Is ‘Absolutely Not Acceptable,’ Says Sanders | Portside