Wall Street Journal: Dear Mr. and Ms. Taxpayer 132_wsj

December 17, 2021 09:14 AM



Dear Mr. and Ms. Taxpayer:


In January, Democrats plan to bring back the so-called Build Back Better Bill. If your Congressman, your Senator vote for it, that vote says everything you need to know about who she/he represents. And it is not you.


Here is what your Congressmen and Senators say the bill costs: $1,750,000,000,000.


However, the permanent cost—as estimated by the Congressional Budget Office—to fund this pork-filled so-called Build Back Better Bill is up to $4,730,000,000,000.


So much for the president’s claim that this bill is “free” or “costs nothing.” Do the politicians really think we are that stupid?


Try to even imagine what $1 trillion—$1,000,000,000,000—is. We all know what a day is, what a year is. Instead of dollars, let’s think in terms of trillions of days. How many years are one trillion days?


2.7 billion years. 2,700,000,000. That is a lot of lifetimes!


If your trillion-touting Congressman and Senator vote for this bill, here is how they want to spend your present and future tax dollars.


This bill gives tax breaks to reporters, the media, unions, and trial attorneys. The bill-voting Congressman and Senators, obviously, believe it is more important to give tax breaks to reporters, the media, unions, trial attorneys than to plumbers, truck drivers, etc.—than to you, than to cut your tax dollars. This is a clear statement of who they really represent. And Mr. and Ms. Taxpayer Voter—it is not you.


If your Congressman, if your Senator vote for this bill, they have voted to give rich taxpayers in states like California, Illinois, and New York a big tax break. Again, not you.


If your Congressman, if your Senator vote for this bill, they are targeting small businesses. The bill increasing the occupational safety penalties (this is hard to believe) 10 times to $700,000 per violation. $700,000? It would break many businesses. If you, Mr. and Ms. Small Business Owner, do not follow the vaccine regulations you’re bankrupt.


Ronald Reagan stated, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” This bill brings those terrifying words into reality. With this bill, your Congressman, your Senator voted to give the EPA $7 billion to employ a “climate corps.” Really? $7,000,000,000. That’s enough to fund an army of climate corps cops. If this bill passes, be prepared. That $7 billion climate corps army has to have something to do. The local climate cop will be on your doorstep surveying your carbon footprint.


Items as irresponsible as the above fill every page of this 2,466-page bill. All with lots of zeros. 2,466 pages... when is the last time you read 10 books?


Think of the price pain you are already feeling at the gas pump, in the grocery store. If this bill passes, that price pain will become more painful. Wait until you receive your heating bill this winter. This bill will accelerate the inflation price pain for a long time.


Your vote counts. Your voice matters. Ask your member if they read this 2,466-page, 10-book bill. In all likelihood, few, if any, Congressmen or Senators read this bill, especially those who voted for the bill or will vote for it.


If your Congressman, your Senator vote for this bill, that vote says everything you need to know about whether they represent you. About whether they are qualified to remain in office.



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