Manchin Calls Out Senseless Electric Vehicle Credit



Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made the comments during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

Manchin decried the inclusion of tax credits to compel EV purchases in Biden’s Build Back Better Act when there are waitlists for models due to supply shortages.

“There’s a waiting list for EVs right now with the fuel price at $4,” Manchin said to Buttigieg. “But they still want us to throw $5,000 or $7,000 or $12,000 credit to buy an electric vehicle.”

“It makes no sense to me whatsoever when supply and demand — we can’t produce the product for the people who want it and we’re still going to pay them to take it? It’s absolutely ludicrous in my mind,” he went on. “But I’m thinking we are getting ourselves tangled in a situation that we’re not going to be able to supply everything that’s going to be needed for this product.”

He also noted that China, which controls the vast majority of mining and refinement operations pertaining to renewable energy tech, could use that fact against the US for geopolitical reasons.

Buttigieg did not address Manchin’s concerns in his response, in which he reiterated the administration’s urgency to get more EVs on the road.</p>

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5 thoughts on “Manchin Calls Out Senseless Electric Vehicle Credit”

  1. No question, the EV tax credit and Mayor Pete are equally ridiculous. What is this goon thinking? (No comment). Joe Manchin serves to reassure us that at least a tiny percentage of Democrats might still posses (1) Brains, (2) Principles. But these Democrats like Manchin and Sinema are exceptions, a dying breed. The rest must be either totally corrupt or have delusions of grandeur, trying to succeed by (1) Extracting blood from a stone, or (2) Trying to twist a rope of sand, and even fully expecting to succeed.

  2. BUTTIGIEG IS A TOTAL MORON, HOW IN HELL DID HE EVER GET ELECTED TO THIS POSITION. BUT JUST LIKE THE REST OF BIDENS REGIME THEY ARE WAY OUT OF THEIR LEAGUE. IT IS A TOTAL NIGHTMARE WHAT BIDEN WITH OBAMA IS DOING TO THIS NATION. BOTH ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO GOVERN THIS NATION.

  3. Not to mention that at the cost of the EVs, the average Joe / Jane can’t afford them!! Why are the rich being subsidized? Hell, they should be charged MORE because they’ll be paying no gasoline tax, yet will still be driving on the roads that the gas tax goes to finance!!! What happened to sticking it to all those “evil rich people”?!?!?!?

  4. ButtGig is an idiot just like rest of the OBiden administration. They are trying to ruin this country! FJB!!!

  5. BUTTIGIEG IS A TOTAL IDIOT. HE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. HE SHOULD BE REMOVED ASAP FROM THIS POSITION.JUST LIKE ALL OF BIDENS REGIME.