Joe Biden’s promise to not raise taxes on the middle class was a lie, and now, even Democrats are saying no to his bloated tax plan.
Reuters reports: “Senior Democrats said on Sunday that they will likely need to scale back President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion social spending bill while passage of the linked bipartisan infrastructure bill may slip past a Sept. 27 deadline.”
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) added Democrats are lost in a maze of complicated congressional procedures, and no one knows “where this [package] is gonna go.” Phillips also told Politico he holds the Democrat leadership responsible for the mess.
“None of us know where this is gonna go,” Phillips said. “This is where leadership is made or broken, plain and simple. And that’s true of the president, that’s true of speakers, that’s true of majority leaders.”
…Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) told Politico he is “tired” of the bad Democrat leadership.
“I am very tired of it,” said Bowman. “I don’t think they are making their decisions based on the needs of the American or even the people in their own state.” He added that they seem more motivated by “corporate interest.”
There’s good reason for the hesitancy. The Biden plan would:
- Raise taxes on Americans making more than $50,000
- Raise taxes on pass-through entities, hurting small businesses
- Raise the corporate tax rate to higher than Communist China’s
- Create a massive slush fund for the IRS to hunt down ordinary Americans
- Raise capital gains taxes and kill investments
Does that sound like “build back better” to you? Or does it sound like a massive and punishing attack on the middle class?
The New York Post’s Hunter Biden bombshell was 100% authentic, forensic analysis has concluded – ten months too late. This is a story that social media banned before the election. Still think big tech should have the power to censor?
The New York Times is a rag. The latest: they’re insisting on calling Jill Biden “Doctor” but refused to call Rand Paul a doctor, even though he’s the one that actually is one. Clown show.
This is an amazing interview with Michael Anton, the author of the “Flight 93 Election” and intellectual father of populist Trumpism. Excerpt: “yes, many conservatives do have a respectability problem in that sense. They never write a sentence without looking over their shoulder. “How is Harvard going to take this? How is The New York Times going to take this? How are all the elite power centers going to take this? Is this going to upset them? Wait, let me trim and write it in a way that my social betters don’t get offended.”
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Definitive guide on how to take a punch.
Very cool photo essay on South Dakota’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Tweet of the Day
Yikes: Biden approval in IOWA down to 31 percent, with 62 percent disapproving, in new Des Moines Register poll.
Obama carried Iowa 2x in his presidential campaigns. https://t.co/UxQre4NAuR
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) September 21, 2021