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As Congressional GOP Dithers, Trump Thunders Against Biden’s Spending Plan

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With each passing day, more details emerge about how truly radical Biden’s $5 trillion dollar spending plan is. However, while the legislation is chock full of far-left policies and should be a golden opportunity for Republicans to underscore the dangerous new direction of the Democratic Party, Congressional Republicans by and large have been lethargic in mobilizing against the Biden plan.

Initially, it looked as if Senate Republicans would use the looming debt ceiling to extract some concessions or perhaps even sink the bill altogether. But then came the news late last week that Senate Republican leadership had instead reached a deal with Democrats to extend the debt limit until December 3, in effect handing over the only real bargaining chip the Republicans had at their disposal.

So as the Congressional GOP continues to dither in forming an effective response, former President Donald Trump filled the void and delivered a brutal takedown of the bill during his rally Saturday night at the Iowa state fairgrounds just outside Des Moines. In a few short minutes, Trump provided the most comprehensive critique to date of just how sinister the Democrat bill is.

Speaking before a raucous crowd, Trump got right to the point: “It’s a socialist transformation bill, it’s an Open Borders bill, it’s an American Energy destruction bill, it’s an illegal race-based discrimination bill, it’s a corrupt elections bill, it’s a bankrupt Medicare bill, it’s a bankrupt Social Security bill, and it is a naked power grab by the likes of Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, AOC, and Ilhan Omar,” he said.

The former president then went into detail about some of the more radical provisions in the bill, many of which have been sparsely reported on in the media. His criticisms were both specific and incisive, exposing how the bill amounts to little more than a power grab for Democrats. “This bill is a sinister combination of job-killing tax hikes and woke fascism that will destroy our nation,” Trump said.

As Trump explained, the bill would tax businesses at 26.5% –higher than in communist China – and raise the capital gains and qualified dividends tax from 23.8 percent to 31.8 percent. Since China has no capital gains tax, this would effectively make the integrated tax rate on businesses twice as high in the U.S. as in China.

Trump’s reproach of the tax provisions in the bill also come on the heels of an analysis from the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation which found that the bill would raise taxes on families at all income levels, running counter to a key Biden campaign promise to not raise taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000.

Moreover, as Trump explained, the bill would not only take more money out of Americans’ pockets through taxes, but would also lead to higher gas prices and job-killing energy regulations. The bill would “demolish the U.S. energy industry,” Trump said, “starting with a $630 billion dollar down-payment on the socialist Green New Deal.” As if that weren’t bad enough, as Trump also explained, the economic policies in the bill would likely lead to a worsening of the ongoing inflation crisis and could thrust the U.S. into the dreaded realm of stagflation.

Trump also spoke at length about the immigration policies in the bill and the provisions in the legislation that would abolish the Hyde Amendment and fund abortions, subsidize the liberal media, impose Critical Race Theory on government employees, and empower the IRS to harass Democrats’ political enemies, among other items on the progressive wish list.

Beyond the specific legislative proposals in the bill, Trump called out the special carve-outs for liberal lawmakers and supporters scattered throughout the legislation. Some of the most egregious examples include $200 million for a golf course in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district, special tax breaks for unionized workers and companies not available to nonunion workers, and a $50,000-per-year tax credit for liberal journalists, just to name a few.

In closing, Trump warned that “the Radical Democrats will lower the final price tag to try to fool the public, but the bottom line will always be a socialist transformation of America.”

If Republicans are going to effectively oppose Biden’s spending plan, turn public opinion against the bill, and ramp up pressure on Democrats to vote against it, they are going to have to convey to the public what is actually in the legislation, and explain why it would be bad for the country. While their efforts thus far leave much to be desired, President Trump perhaps showed the way forward, laying out a road map for opposing the bill that just may help sink it – and possibly provide a clear path to victory in next year’s midterm elections.

So far, however, Republican groups and politicians have been woefully inadequate at conveying that message to the American people. According to recent reporting from Axios, liberal groups have outspent conservative ones by more than 50% – $36.8 million to $19.1 million – in ads supporting Biden’s spending plan. That spending is providing a measure of political cover for vulnerable Democrats ahead of next year’s midterm elections.

President Biden has also hit the road – a rare sight for the hermitlike President – to sell his plan to potential skeptics. Last Tuesday, for example, he visited Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin’s red-leaning district in Michigan, calling his spending bill an issue of “competitiveness versus complacency.”

That slogan characterizes the fight over Biden’s spending plan remarkably well for Republicans too. So far, most have chosen complacency. But with President Trump to lead the way, a man always defined by his willingness to take on any fight and never give in, there may be hope yet for Republicans to kill Biden’s agenda before it can even get off the ground.

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HocasPocas
6 days ago

biden and company are ramping up their brown coat insurrectionists. Pretty soon they will have all the illegals in place across the country to continue with the chaos that they started with Antifa and blm. Dear Heavenly Father, I pray that you protect us from this evil administration. I pray that these people would find it in their hearts to seek you and accept you as their savior so they too will have everlasting life with you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Richard
8 days ago

Trump is our President. Not the Democratic puppet, Joe Biden. FJB

Raes
12 days ago

Joe Biden…sold his soul…and the American people out…he knew when he agreed to help change American that he would be a signature only…he learned from his previous boss…he thinks he can break the law with a spoken word…wake up America…we have a process when passing laws…EDUCATE YOURSELVES…DONT COMPLY!…

Mimi Wolfe
13 days ago

Pres Biden! Please do 1 thing right for our country ! Walk away ! Please give all of us back a successful president ! Your continuous fails have cost USA TREMONDASLY !
PLEASE , I BEG YOU , STAND DOWN ! HAND THIS BACK TO THE MAN WITH THE PROOF HE CAN CHANGE THIS !!!

Karen
13 days ago

BRING BACK TRUMP NOW!

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Karen

Let’s go Brandon

Christie A
13 days ago

It’s really sad seeing the damage to our Republic that’s been done in such a short time with the current so called “administration”. It’s functioning more like a regime in a third world country. But when you use their voting systems, that’s what you get. We the people are supposed to be in charge of how our country is run, not the opposite. Conservatives need to wake up and soon before we have no country.

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Christie A

This plan has been in place for a long time. They just figured out how to follow through with it

Bill T
13 days ago

Just too many RHINOS that always deceive our party (there all SWAMP CREATURES) now we are paying ridiculously high prices for basically everything and forget about fuel and energy costs) how could this regime in charge collapse our energy production here and allow Russia and others to ramp up there oil production? Now slides Biden wants to get oil from them after he put thousands of hard working Americans out of work and shut down our oil production here in the USA . This is a disaster and all of us better be involved with stopping these Marxist traders of our country and constitution . It’s so obvious what this administration is doing with any and everything it’s all about government oversight of the elites over the deplorable American people.

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Bill T

The majority of the major port in California where the ships are backed up is operated by China

Margaret Morris
13 days ago

This is going to bankrupt this country and it needs to stop. Trump is right the Democrats are relentless, so we need to keep up pressure on the elected officials to do the right thing for the nation.

Ardyne
13 days ago

Republicans, not all, don’t have the spine of an oyster. They’re too afraid of what the media will say about them. One of the worst is Senate Majority leader McConnell since he has the power to stop any bill from coming before that body. How he remains in that position let alone get reelected to the senate is beyond me. He along with the other 9 that went along with it and I’m embarrassed to admit that one of them was from my state.

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Ardyne

It’s not the vote that counts it’s who counts the vote. That’s how mcconnell keeps getting the vote

Larry W.
14 days ago

I MISS TRUMP !!

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Larry W.

Yeah me too! Let’s go Brandon!

Sean Richman
14 days ago

This outrage from the AMERICAN people needs to register with these total unconcerned idiots that are supposidly in charge of these way overspending and totally childish decisions.It needs to stop,not next week,not tomorrow,tonight,right now.AMERICA is in very deep trouble,I just hope that the miniscule minds of the liberal,socialist,marxist dense rats would wake up and make an honest attempt to try and absorb this and I know that it would be difficult,but just maybe,or NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Sean Richman

You all better get some self defense training. We’re going to need it.

M. Kevin Mewborn
14 days ago

My personal opinion is that modern Republicans have donned a Progressive personna leaning way more left than they should. I believe it’s solely because they think they NEED to in order to get votes in the next election. I’ve seen it countless times, Republicans siding with the Democrats for fear that they end up on the “wrong side of things.” It really solidifies my belief that only a handful of politicians believe in representing their base. But I do pause now… I used to wonder, “how is it possible that these lefty progressives that continually destroy their communities and States keep getting elected?” But after the events of the 2020 General Election and the following GA Special Senate Elections (as well as elections around the world), I really know now. They aren’t re-elected… They simply cheat. I don’t care if you’re Democrat, Republican, Independent, or other, you simply cannot stand for that! If you want true democracy, it starts and ends with true and fair elections… Period!

Jim Jolly
14 days ago

It is time for all Republicans in Washington to get up off their butts and fight against these bills. No compromises because certain DemocRats up there are devious and lyers. It is time for many of the Democrats to not support these bills because only about eight or nine of them will have all the power and the only way to keep thei political jobs is to vote for what ever these eight or nine elite wants. I really don’t see why anyone would want to put up with the dictatorship of Pelosi or Schumer. Notice I didn’t mention Biden because he is just a puppet with no real power. Democrats voting against these deceptive bills would probably put Pelosi and Schumer out of their arrogant positions and help save the USA and they would not have to learm Chinese. Smartin Up and Step U.p

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Jim Jolly

Democrats need to fight for their constituents too. Surely to God these people know what is happening. You would have to be a total moron not to see what is happening. I just don’t understand why they want to ruin our country

D.P.
14 days ago

I have just fallen in love with a new word….”dither”….oh it’s not new to me, just new in the application.
The dictionary says: dither…a state of flustered excitement or fear….to act irresolutely…to vacillate.
Exactly the right terms to apply to our republican elected leaders who just never seem to show a back bone, kohonas or any other sign of strength of character. I’m going to start using “dither” in all my correspondence to my “elected” representatives….from city hall to the halls of Congress. Ditherers…that’s it…..ditherers….I love this word. Much better than swaffle, waffle, flake, bozo.smuck or putz.

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  D.P.

All representatives need to get a backbone or kahunas or whatever you want to call it. We are losing our country. Am I the only one that sees this?

Luke
14 days ago

So, who owns the republican party these days? Ah. . .let’s take a poll:
A) CCP
B) Mexican Drug Cartels
C) George Soros
D) The same folks who own the democratic party.
E) We don’t care because federal elections don’t matter anymore.

M. Kevin Mewborn
14 days ago
Reply to  Luke

F) All of the above!

Michael l Javick
14 days ago
Reply to  Luke

F: ALL of the above

Mo529
14 days ago
Reply to  Luke

Voting with ID in person must be the way to vote. No machine counting, establish a method to accept vote with ID elsewhere in case of traveling, hospitalization, and emergency situations, etc. but make sure one person one vote on one day of voting day.

D.P.
14 days ago
Reply to  Mo529

The election problem has been and it appears will continue to be….making the exception the rule…..ie. the pandemic…the exception to allow voting “long distance” (mail in) is being pushed to be the norm, and open the door to worthless elections….with no checks and balances, no controls, no responible parties for oversight. Hence, the elections become a placebo for the masses….only words, no real results aside from the “programmed” ones.
You see this in Russia and elsewhere as the party in power controls elections whose outcome is already established before the first ballot is cast. This is where we are headed as a nation….the first brick to be pulled out that supports the republic….then comes the fall.

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  Mo529

No worries, when they get these bills pushed through by piglosi’s target date of October 31, you won’t have to to worry about voting

mike
14 days ago

Sure miss trump….how about you?

Rik
14 days ago

MOST Republicans ARE JUST LIKE EVERY DEMOCRAT, they are ONLY INTERESTED in STAYING IN OFFICE! . . . NOT for the salary they make, but for ALL THE BRIBES they receive FROM LOBBYISTS! . . . Most DON’T CARE about the average American Citizen other than getting their vote keeping them in office. This can be solved very quickly and easily, it’s called: TERM LIMITS! . . . TERM LIMITS! . . . TERM LIMITS!

M. Kevin Mewborn
14 days ago
Reply to  Rik

Love it Rik! Couldn’t have said it better myself!

William
14 days ago

We want GOP Congress to fight for us and squash this socialist spending bill!! Get off of your complacent asses and stand up and fight!! You work for America! Keep our country free!

HocasPocas
6 days ago
Reply to  William

Democrats need to do the same for the sake of freedom

Myrna
14 days ago

President Trump made an excellent list of what is wrong for America about the huge spending plan He does get to the point and will never back down. Directly and indirectly, wage earners will pay for this monster. We need this made clear.

M. Kevin Mewborn
14 days ago
Reply to  Myrna

My true fear as a father is that the current wage earners will NOT pay for this but our children and future generations will. I can’t even imagine America on its current trajectory 20 yrs from now. God Bless America!

Dede
14 days ago

These Republicans are so weak and spineless , they infuriate me to no end ! Thank God for President Trump , I pray he can push them into standing up for the American people and our country !

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