The bad news is that they plan to raise taxes on the middle class. The good news is that with runaway inflation and higher gasoline and heating costs, there will be no middle class to tax. But that will be no trouble for the Democrats because they will just tax the poor. Rep Connor Lamb of Pennsylvania made the admission during a virtual meet and greet event with Democrats last week.
“If we want to propose a lot of new spending and adventurous new government programs in our party, we have to have the confidence to ask… the middle class and people like that to contribute to it. And I think that’s… what we’re missing right now.”
“Some of the focus on the billionaires and the ultra-wealthy that people are putting in the news right now — it’s fine, it’s valid, it’s not enough to fund everything we want to do.”
“Well, the combined cost of everything that Democrats are proposing to do right now goes far beyond what billionaires are ever going to realistically pay.”
This proves that Joe Biden lied when he made the claim that no one making less than $400,000 dollars a year will see a tax increase.
It reminds me of Obama’s promise not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 a year. But in the Obamacare bill alone, there were 23 new taxes that affected the poor and middle classes.
And before him, Bill Clinton said we had the worst economy since the great depression, but that he would not raise taxes on the middle class. One of his very first acts was to raise taxes on the middle class.
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Lamb’s office responded to the report with a statement denying that Lamb would personally support higher taxes on the middle class.
“Conor Lamb has not proposed and would not vote for a tax increase on the middle class. In fact, this year he voted for the largest middle-class tax cut in a generation, the Child Tax Credit, which every single House Republican voted against,” said campaign manager Abby Nassif-Murphy.
Democrats and Biden are celebrating after passing a $1.2 trillion spending bill on Friday evening despite dissent from the far left members of the party. The massive spending bill could not have passed without 13 Republicans who voted for it and made up for a handful of Democrats who voted against it, including the progressive “squad.”