[Socialist] Human Infrastructure Bill Is Over $5 Trillion – WSJ report

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Democrats know their proposed tax hikes and dubious “pay-fors” won’t come close to fully funding “every major program that President Biden has asked us for”—as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed, the WSJ reports.

Democrats are trying to get this passed before Republicans can read the whole thing, and the GOP is resisting, according to The Washington Times.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board has found that the so-called $3.5 trillion human infrastructure plan is actually more than five trillion. That’s on top of the $1 trillion plan RINOs worked out with Democrats and still plan to support.

People thought the $1 trillion plan was a trick played on the RINOs, but in actuality, they were all tricking Americans. This new $3.5 trillion is also meant to fool Americans. Bernie Sanders, the Communist who chairs the Senate budget committee, got just about everything he wants.

Keep in mind that this is a wholly socialist/communist bill meant to turn us into a welfare state while we have open borders and mass amnesty. They want a Universal Basic Income which is communism. We can’t survive this kind of spending as capitalists but that is the goal.

It is capitalism that has enabled the most people to accrue the most wealth of any economic system in history. Socialism/communism, which is essentially the same, is a failed system.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD REPORT

Democrats have provided few details of what they plan to include in Sen. Bernie Sanders’s $3.5 trillion budget proposal, and now we know why. The real cost is $5 trillion or more, according to an independent analysis by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, which keeps an eye on fiscal matters. The budget-resolution fact sheet Democrats circulated last week includes only a bare-bones description of the bill’s major programs for tax credits, new entitlements, healthcare, climate, and housing.

Some categories include this revealing caveat: “The duration of each program’s enactment will be determined based on scoring and Committee input.”

That’s Washington-speak for admitting the budget will be built on phony assumptions and gimmicks.

Their plan is to include every program but start small and pretend they’re temporary. This will let them skirt the budget-reconciliation rule that spending can’t add to the deficit outside a 10-year budget window without triggering a 60-vote threshold to pass.

The nonprofit Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget examined the budget outline and on Monday released a more honest analysis of the bill’s cost. Its estimate is based on Joe Biden’s fiscal 2022 budget proposal and legislation that Democrats have already proposed that will fill in the budget blanks later this year. Assuming the major provisions will be made permanent and continue through the 10-year budget window, the group says, the “policies under consideration could cost between $5 trillion and $5.5 trillion over a decade.”

One example: In their March Covid bill, Democrats increased the child tax credit for one year—to $3,600 for children under age 6 and $3,000 for ages 6-17. Democrats now want to extend it further, and Mr. Biden’s budget claims it would run through 2025—at a cost of $436 billion. But Democrats are already broadcasting their plan to make it permanent in 2025, which the independent budget committee estimates would cost $1.1 trillion over 10 years. That’s about 2% of U.S. GDP.

Democrats are giving themselves similar “sunset” options for their expansion of the earned-income tax credit, the dependent care tax credit, their major new health, and home-care programs, and new entitlements for child care, college, and paid family leave.

The nonprofit committee also estimates the cost of provisions that aren’t in Mr. Biden’s budget but that Democrats say they’ll add to the reconciliation bill. That includes $370 billion in new spending for dental, hearing, and vision benefits in Medicare, and $300 billion to close the Medicaid “coverage gap” in some states. Add a few cats and dogs such as an increase in the size of the state-and-local tax deduction, and, voila, $5.5 trillion.

All of this false accounting will let Democrats pretend the overall cost of their budget spending is lower than it really is, making it easier for House Democrats in swing districts and Senators in swing states to support. It will also reduce the size of the tax increases needed to pretend to pay for all of these new programs. Any way you add it up, Democrats are attempting to pass the biggest expansion of government since the 1960s with narrow majorities and no electoral mandate. No wonder they want to disguise its real cost.


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5 COMMENTS

  1. Is that the entire economy? Do we have enough printing presses to build Wakanda?
    Saw a hilarious photochop book cover with some curmudgeon guy on the front and the title, I don’t think today’s youth have the energy to build the communist gulags that fit with their ideals.
    Schadenfreude is wrong (?) but it will be so fun to see the stupid looks on useful idiot’s faces when the gulags guns and boots go up and the video games and dope stash are burned.

    • A problem is, when we get to that point, where the ill-mannered youth face their absolute failure, they will be told it is a success, and the nation will be already ruined.

      They need to bring in China and illegals to build us a Wakanda.

  2. Thanks Mitch for deliberately ruining the senate, over 15 years, by allowing obvious fraud, sabotaging decent candidates, and inserting junk candidates. Why would we want this misfit to be a senate leader? I cheer for his defeat, let the leftists ruin us, instead of having Mitch pretend he is helping us. Then the leftists get all the blame, while Mitch retires to bask in national hatred for what he is.

  3. @ Prisoner,

    Grand Old Politburo are fellow traveler Long Marchers in on the sellout which is why they sabotaged Trump at every turn for their globalist paymasters.

  4. The Human Infrastructure Bill is an attempt to buy the 2022 and 2024 elections because they know it’s going to be lot harder to just steal an election in the future.

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