Joe Biden and the Democrats are proposing over $6 trillion in new spending.
Republican voters expect their elected officials in Washington, D.C. to fight back against Biden’s tax-and-spend agenda.
But you won’t believe the secret tax increase Republicans just met with Joe Biden to hammer out behind closed doors.
Pro-abortion West Virginia “Republican” Senator Shelly Moore Capito, along with several other moderate “Republicans,” are negotiating behind closed doors with Joe Biden over his proposed “infrastructure” spending bill.
Initially, Biden called for more than $2 trillion in new “infrastructure” spending, which critics called a trojan horse for the Democrats’ entire socialist agenda.
Republicans rejected Biden’s $2 trillion proposal, and instead countered with a $1 trillion deal that could be financed by two new massive tax hikes on Americans.
The first new tax hike would be done by indexing the gas tax to inflation.
The other new tax hike would be through the hidden inflationary tax caused by printing trillions of dollars to “pay” for the new spending.
And during a recent interview with MSNBC, Biden’s Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, declared that he was hopeful and optimistic that Republicans would cave in and cut a deal with Biden on his new spending proposal.
“Their latest proposal gets to the neighborhood of a trillion dollars. That’s a good sign. There is a lot of — obviously, a lot depends on the details, and there’s still some daylight between where we have come in and what the Republicans came forward with this morning. But what it shows me is the idea that we need to make a major, major investment on the order of a trillion dollars plus. 1.7 is what we are calling for in our latest plan. That’s a general principle we can agree on” Buttigieg began.
As Buttigieg points out, it’s the weak-kneed Republicans like Capito who are the ones doing the compromising and caving to the Democrats.
Time and time again, RINOs like Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Shelley Moore Capito are more than willing to cut a deal behind closed doors and betray the conservatives that voted them in in the first place.
“Now, we are concerned there are a lot of things we think weren’t in the counteroffer that really needs to be there. There are a lot of steps we need to take on everything take on everything from climate to modernizing veterans’ hospitals that we strongly believe ought to be part of the package we put together. But this is the season of sausage making. It’s going to continue to be this back and forth with lots of conversations, with lots of members of Congress.
What I will say is that, you know, unlike some of the moments we have had in our political life. Recently, this conversation has, in my experience, continued to be focused. It’s been transparent. Sometimes, there are big differences, but it’s been a very honest conversation, too,” Buttigieg stated.
Most Republican voters will be outraged to hear that their elected officials are working on a deal with Joe Biden behind closed doors that includes massive tax hikes.
And Buttigieg seems to be signaling that they aren’t done trying to get the wishy-washy Republicans to cave on all of their big ticket socialist wish list items from the “infrastructure” tax-and-spend boondoggle.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.