What’s in Sinema’s 11th hour changes to Manchin bill

Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema succeeded in knocking out a $13 trillion provision despised by the hedge fund industry before she announced she had agreed to ‘move forward’ on major legislation heading to its first key vote Saturday.

With enormous leverage in the 50-50 Senate, Sinema was able to push to jettison the provision, which the White House and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) touted as a way to force wealthy hedge funders to take ordinary income rather than booking their earnings as capital gains taxed at a lower rate.

It would have provided about $13 billion in revenue for the sweeping climate and health package that Democrats have rebranded as the Inflation Reduction Act.

But leaders agreed to fill the hole with other revenue provisions, and the latest deal would still reduce the deficit by about $300 billion, Majority Leader Charles Schumer said Thursday night while announcing the latest deal. 

‘We have agreed to remove the carried interest tax provision, protect advanced…

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