Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said during an interview on Tuesday that the Democrats’ “reckless” spending bill is going to “cost all Americans,” in contrast with President Joe Biden’s promises to only tax the rich.
“This bill is going to cost all Americans,” Cotton said during a “Fox & Friends” interview regarding the Democrats’ plans to pass $5 trillion in legislation in two new bills.
“They’re going to raise taxes on all kinds of businesses, they’re going to raise taxes on savings, retirement,” he said. “That means that people are going to have fewer jobs, they’re not going to get pay increases. They may not have enough money to put kids in college or to save for retirement.”
The increased costs will not only be for the wealthy but will impact many areas of American life.
“They’re even going to tax cigarettes, Dana, so if you want to pick up a pack of smokes on the way home from the job, you’re going to pay higher taxes on that as well,” Cotton said.
These increases are in addition to increased costs and inflation that have already taken place since Biden has entered office.
“The American people are already paying every day when they go to the grocery store or the gas pump for the rampant inflation that the reckless Democrats’ spending plans have caused,” Cotton added.
The senator also explained these increased costs are why Democrats are struggling to get the votes needed to pass the legislation.
“So that’s one reason why they’re struggling to find the votes is that they understand just how reckless these spending bills are and how much they’re going to pay for it in the election next year if they go forward with it,” Cotton said.
There’s no way Democrats can pass up to $5 trillion in new spending and the decision will not impact all Americans in some way. From the gas pump to the food we eat, our education, work, retirement and more, the left’s power grab will only hurt Americans who are actually working and paying taxes.
Maybe instead of spending money that doesn’t exist, Biden and Democrats could help save some money for Americans through securing the border and changing policies to lower the cost of food and fuel. Is it too much to ask for an American pipeline instead of helping Russia build one?
There are also a few more Americans left in Afghanistan who could use something besides a spending plan. Maybe a few military personnel to show up and get them out of the hands of the Taliban would be nice.
And while we’re at it, maybe Biden could actually answer a question once in a while. It would be good to hear what our nation’s leader really thinks about issues instead of relying on notecards and a press secretary and slinking off to Delaware every weekend. We need leadership more than we need massive spending, but we’re sure not seeing much of it from the White House.