CBS Frets Sinema ‘Could Torpedo’ ‘The Biden Agenda,’ Dismisses ‘Possible Recession’

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Thursday’s CBS Mornings followed yet another segment extolling Kansas voters for defeating a pro-life referendum by similarly cheerleading leftist spending in Congress through the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” and fretting that Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) “could torpedo the whole plan.”

“Well, a bill covering other big elements in the Biden agenda could be close to getting a vote after months of negotiations. But Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema has not promised her support, and that could torpedo the whole plan,” fretted CBS Saturday Morning co-host Michelle Miller.

Usually obsessed with January 6, congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane lamented that Sinema hasn’t committed to the tax and spend boondoggle penned by Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and specifically “one of the tax provisions of the bill which would scale back an existing tax break for investment fund managers, some of whom have donated significantly to Sinema’s campaign.”

MacFarlane played the part of focusing on liberal priorities (such as tax breaks for the rich and protecting ObamaCare) as a positive and that passage would mean “a big victory” for their team:

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For the Biden administration and for congressional Democrats, this would be a big victory less than 100 days til the midterm elections. The bill has popular tax breaks for people who buy energy-efficient appliances or fuel-efficient cars. Also billions of dollars to extend some health care subsidies for the Affordable Care Act in an effort to lower some prescription drug costs and an effort to try to lower the hulking national debt with new taxes on some corporations. 

Only in the final seconds did MacFarlane provide an opposing view and some disinformation: “Republicans criticize that name and have told CBS News raising taxes at a time of inflation and possible recession is potentially dangerous to the economy.”

“Possible recession,” Scott?

At the end of the day, you have to at least somewhat admire MacFarlane’s commitment to doing the bidding of his liberal overlords, even if it means ignoring facts about our economy.

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To see the relevant CBS transcript from August 4, click “expand.”

CBS Mornings
August 4, 2022
7:13 a.m. Eastern

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Spending Bill in the Balance]

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Spending Bill in the Balance; Sen. Sinema Is Lone Democratic Holdout on $793B Spending Bill]

MICHELLE MILLER: Well, a bill covering other big elements in the Biden agenda could be close to getting a vote after months of negotiations. But Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema has not promised her support, and that could torpedo the whole plan. Scott MacFarlane is on Capitol Hill. Scott, good morning. 

SCOTT MACFARLANE: Michelle, good morning to you. After Joe Manchin struck a surprise deal last week, all eyes are now on another moderate Senate Democrat, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who we’ve seen huddling through the week with her colleagues amid reports she’s pushing back on one of the tax provisions of the bill which would scale back an existing tax break for investment fund managers, some of whom have donated significantly to Sinema’s campaign. She also wants to scale up money for drought programs. For the Biden administration and for congressional Democrats, this would be a big victory less than 100 days til the midterm elections. The bill has popular tax breaks for people who buy energy-efficient appliances or fuel-efficient cars. Also billions of dollars to extend some health care subsidies for the Affordable Care Act in an effort to lower some prescription drug costs and an effort to try to lower the hulking national debt with new taxes on some corporations. Democrats have been calling this the Inflation Reduction Act. Republicans criticize that name and have told CBS News raising taxes at a time of inflation and possible recession is potentially dangerous to the economy.

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