Joe Biden is pressuring members of Congress to ram through a massive infrastructure spending bill that includes a $3 trillion tax hike on hard-working Americans to foot the bill.
He was expecting every Democrat in Congress to support the bill.
And Joe Biden will be infuriated when he finds out what these two Democrats just said about his plans.
Joe Biden is currently pressuring Congress to pass a $4 trillion socialist welfare spending bill that includes over $3 trillion in tax hikes to pay for it all.
However, in order for Biden to pass the bill through the House, he can’t afford for more than two Democrats to defect and vote against it.
And Biden will not be happy when he finds out that two Democrats from the Northeast – Josh Gottenheimer of New Jersey and Tom Suozzi of New York – both announced that they will not vote for the proposal unless it repeals the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction cap instituted by Trump’s 2017 tax cuts.
“No SALT, no dice,” Gottheimer announced. “It’s got to be responsible and both parties need to be at the table. This can’t just be jammed through without input and consideration from the other side.”
“We need to be careful not to do anything that’s too big or too much in the middle of a pandemic and an economic crisis,” Gottheimer added.
“I’m not voting for any changes in the tax code unless we reinstate SALT as part of the deal,” Tom Suozzi stated.
Before the Trump tax cuts, federal tax law allowed wealthy blue state voters to write off their state and local property taxes as a deduction, which allowed blue states to create big government welfare states with high property taxes, essentially forcing red state voters to subsidize socialism in liberal states.
That means if Democrats repeal SALT, it will require more tax hikes to pay for the next big spending bill, which could send our already struggling economy over the cliff.
The Democrats are in the precarious position of trying to appease their far-Left base while also trying to pass legislation that has a real chance of making it through both chambers without too many middle of the road Democrats raising a red flag.
But on the flip side, we’re seeing plenty of Democrats take issue with the legislation the Biden administration would like to see passed because it doesn’t go far enough.
Conservatives in Congress may be able to use that dynamic to their advantage.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date with this ongoing story.