Guys, you’ll never believe it! Some major anti-tax groups are opposed to funding IRS enforcement, which in turn would bring in tax revenue to pay for the bipartisan package. Whoddathunk it?
Anyway, those anti-tax groups sent a letter to warn the Trickle-Downers to NOT negotiate with the White House unless they agree to no additional funding for the Internal Revenue Service:
Dear Conservative Member of Congress:
As conservative leaders, we are troubled that Republicans fell into the Democratic trap on an infrastructure spending bill. The $1.2 Trillion “bipartisan” package that was announced last week was a betrayal of basic conservative values of fiscal responsibility. The bill mostly funds the Green New Deal and expensive and underused mass transit systems, not roads, bridges, and airports.
With the Covid crisis over, the economy recovering, and the national debt crashing toward $30 trillion, Congress should be aggressively CUTTING spending right now – not adding to the record size and scope of government.
The good news is that Biden announced his “double cross” of Republicans only hours after the handshake deal was done. The true intentions of this White House and the progressives who are running Congress are now transparent to everyone. This budget-busting bill is only the gateway to another $2 trillion spending bill and a $3 trillion tax hike.
It is our hope that this classic bait and switch will allow Republicans to push the reset button.
Any infrastructure deal with the Democrats must contain four preconditions for any Republican agreement:
Republicans should not return to the negotiating table unless and until these conditions are met.
Stephen Moore, Committee to Unleash Prosperity
Bill Walton, Conservative Action Project
Morton Blackwell, Leadership Institute
Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform
Adam Brandon, Freedomworks
Oddly, the P.S., “We the undersigned pinky-swear that we totally pay our fair share in taxes. Pinky-swear! Really, no need for anyone to look into this further…,” was missing from the letter. Probably cut for space. Editors, amiright?
Anyway, if the Sincerely Signed get their way, and the infrastructure bill collapses, will this give the Democrats more leverage to go it alone and cram a bigger bill down Republicans throats, like a common Trump-Virus ventilator in Possum Hollar? You know, an infrastructure bill that will really stick-it to Corporate America, which is super-popular with voters according to all polls?