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‘Tax’ is used 1,829 times, and more things you’ll find scanning Dems’ latest $3.5 trillion spending bill

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Democrats are being called out for claiming that their $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” bill will somehow “help families get ahead,” despite it being loaded with taxes that experts say will ultimately leave America and its citizens significantly poorer.

Tom Elliott, the founder of Grabien Media, discovered that the $3.5 trillion “reconciliation” bill contains 1,829 instances of the word “tax,” 69 instances of the word “taxes” and seven instances of the word “taxation.”

All this “taxation,” he added, will be used to fund more than just free giveaways. It’ll also be used to fund “woke” nonsense.

Observe:

Etc., Etc., Etc. …

California Rep. Eric Swalwell, drew particularly intense fire earlier this week when he tried to frame the bill as a choice between spending money on tax cuts and spending money on ostensibly helping people.

“We have a choice: spend trillions on tax breaks, tax loopholes, & tax evasion by the super wealthy OR help families get ahead in a durable economy that works for everybody,” he tweeted.

“Every poll is clear: Americans support #BuildBackBetter and want it done! #BidensAgendaWorksForUS,” the California congressman added.

Look:

Despite claims otherwise from the left, no money is “spent” when taxes are cut and thus the government is forced to deprive Americans of less of their hard-earned money.

Such a framing of tax cuts is, in fact, quite “Orwellian,” according to respected conservative commentator Ben Shapiro.

Moreover, “every poll” is not clear.

A recent poll commissioned by the center-right American Action Network found that over 50 percent of voters in Iowa’s third district, New Jersey’s seventh district, and Virginia’s second district — all key swing states — oppose the bill.

Some of the many Americans who oppose the bloated bill were quick to share their disdain for it with Swalwell.

Look:

It appears those who do support the bill are indeed either “gullible” or economically illiterate because the wider, long-term implications of the bill are not good.

A recent analysis by the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Wharton Budget Model found that the bill will engender a 4.8 percent reduction in the nation’s GDP by 2050, meaning lower wages, less economic growth, and less personal wealth.

But much of this is hidden from the public’s sight. The trick Democrats employed was to offer freebies — free community college, subsidized universal pre-K, subsidized child care, extended child tax credits — that ostensibly “expire” sometime in the future.

This makes it easy for supporters of the bill to claim that any negatives from it will themselves “expire” sooner rather than later.

But as former President Ronald Reagan once noted, government programs never actually expire.

Instead, the programs continue as the public grows used to them, and politicians then quietly spike taxes further — usually on the state or local level this time around — to keep the programs funded in perpetuity.

Vivek Saxena

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