We know several basic facts about the Administration’s latest legislative push:
- It is not about “infrastructure.” It’s about funding the Green New Deal and other far-left priorities. Even Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Markey – who sponsored the Green New Deal – have admitted as much.
- It could cost as much as 3,000,000,000,000, which comes on top of the nearly 2,000,000,000,000 the Administration just spent on their wishlist that had nothing to do with providing COVID relief.
- It will hurt hardworking Americans by raising their taxes. The Administration may claim that these tax hikes will only be on corporations and the wealthy, but middle-class Americans will ultimately be forced to pay for these increases. On top of that, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttiegieg acknowledged that the Administration plans to tax drivers by the mile to pay for these dangerous policies:
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says taxing drivers by the mile “shows a lot of promise” and could be a way to fund a big infrastructure overhaul. pic.twitter.com/fkI5nWt7sr
— The Recount (@therecount) March 26, 2021
In response to this revealing comment from Secretary Buttigieg, Republicans on the House Ways & Means Committee detailed how this proposal would devastate middle-class Americans. In addition, Republicans on the Committee held a hearing with former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Finally, Ways & Means Republicans also circulated pushback that debunks the false claims made by President Biden during his press conference about the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.
Instead of working across the aisle to build on the success Republicans have had in helping middle class Americans and grow our country’s economy, the Biden Administration appears focused on pursuing policies that will take money away from these families to pay for a dangerous policy agenda that will destroy jobs and weaken our country.