View Guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin was the ‘skunk at the garden party’ today (her words, not mine) as Sunny Hostin lambasted her for her defense of the trickle-down economy. The argument stemmed from a conversation about Sen. Joe Manchin and Sen. Chuck Schumer reaching an agreement on the Cut Inflation Act of 2022.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg was the first to celebrate the deal, which she described as a “complete health care, climate and tax bill”.
“Is this a major win for the Democrats and does everyone breathe a sigh of relief that Joe Manchin isn’t just hellhound anymore?” she asked at the panel.
“He remembered he was a Democrat, probably, and I say it’s Christmas in July,” added Joy Behar.
Although the celebrations quickly turned when Griffin, who was recently rumored to be joining the ladies full-time, said that despite being a fan of moderates (left or right), she had some concerns about the project. of law.
“I think the White House and the Senate Democrats are half way too cute,” she said, pointing to the news that the country had experienced its second straight quarter of economic decline, which would usually define a recession – although that she added that they won don’t call it that.
Behar quickly asked, “What do they call it?” to which Griffin replied, “They say it’s not quite a recession yet and then we have this law they call the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.”
Hostin offered her own opinion, saying, “I think that’s a great message,” but it didn’t sway Griffin too much when she said, “I hope it does. I’m not sure that will be the case. It raises taxes. »
Behar cut off the former White House director of strategic communications, pointing out that taxes would only be raised on corporations and people earning more than $400,000.
“My fear, though, is about business and then that trickles down to job growth,” Griffin told the co-host.
“Companies don’t put money back into their employees, they take the profits, Alyssa, and they pocket it for themselves, you know that,” Hostin said clearly annoyed. “Republican economic policy only ever works to enrich the rich.”
Griffin went on to discuss his middle-class family who half fill their gas tanks and can’t afford groceries. She said that while it’s not all about President Joe Biden, “the economy isn’t doing well under Democrats right now.”
“Even if you call it the Inflation Reduction Act, I’m not sure it will because the only thing the Biden administration can consider a success right now is low unemployment. “, said Griffin. “I think it’s going to lead to more unemployment if you tax businesses more.”
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