CC is rather good on this one. Hugs
Despite what Manchin and the corporate media are telling you, federal spending has actually declined. The subsidies that were part of the stimulus packages are over. If Joe Manchin was truly worried about inflation, he would support increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy to tamp down overall demand – and he would support antitrust enforcement to break up monopolies who are raising prices even as they rake in record profits. Of course, he won’t do that — those monopolists line his campaign coffers.