The Capitol, Washington, D. C. How could one insignificant senator take all the joy out of Christmas? Easy!
Joe Manchin of West Virginia did it with one interview on Fox News, telling the world he won't vote for the Build Back Better social infrastructure bill.
That was on Sunday. By evening Goldman Sachs had already cut the growth outlook for 2022 in half, Monday morning the down was down nearly 700 points by noon Eastern time. Bank stocks were crashing.
All within a week before Christmas.
Thanks, Joe. We thought nothing could be worse than the pandemic Omicron virus at this time of year. You found a way to make Covid look like a hiccup.