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The Overview Published:Oct 20, 2021

Waste Watch: Biden’s Socialist Wish List

The Waste Watch is a newsletter exposing wasteful federal government spending and brought to you by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Republicans.

Congressional Democrats and President Joe Biden are continuing their crusade to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars.

It begs the question: Why are Democrats attempting to spend MORE money and jam through another sweeping spending bill?

It’s simple. This is an opportunity to force the American people to accept their radical, socialist policies without regard for rising inflation or our national debt.

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President Biden and his administration hid some of their most outragous policies in their new attempt to spend another $5 trillion taxpayer dollars. This edition of the Waste Watch will shine a light on initiatives Democrats don’t want you to see.

Where will your taxpayer dollars be going?

We’re here to tell you. Let’s take a look at President Biden’s socialist wish-list.

Democrats are hoping to provide wealthy families and corrupt organizations tax breaks and unnecessary handouts. If President Biden has his way, families earning $800,000 can receive $118,000 in credits and elite, well-funded private universities will get a tax break.

In addition, liberal news organizations with up to 750 employees are set to be bailed out. Their liberal bias has resulted in fewer Americans reading their work and President Biden hopes to provide them a tax cut to offset their losses.

The Build Back Better Act is the Green New Deal in disguise. The Green New Deal is a socialist dream which will only saddle hard-working taxpayers with debt and displace millions of Americans from their jobs. Under the Trump administration, we saw economic growth, job creation, and environmental benefits from policies that encouraged energy innovation and American ingenuity. Now, Democrats will stop at nothing to push their progressive pet projects on the American people.

Tucked away in President Biden’s $5 trillion dollar spending spree is a Green New Deal “youth patrol” and taxpayers will fund them to the tune of $3.5 billion dollars. This will only establish a slush fund for jobless climate activists.

The administration is also aiming to provide over $34 billion in subsidies to “green” energy special interest groups and push Americans to adopt green technologies faster and without cost considerations.

President Biden is hoping to double the number of IRS agents. Why? To target American families and businesses.

Democrats are looking to funnel $80 billion to the IRS, which is six times the size of the IRS’ annual budget. In addition, Democrats hope to create a new surveillance program that allows the IRS to monitor and track every single bank transaction made without a warrant, permission, or limit. This would allow the Biden administration to track every American who has over a $600 dollar balance, a major privacy infringement that targets all working class Americans.

Democrats continue their march to destroy clean, reliable, and affordable domestic energy production. They intend to raise taxes on natural gas, raising energy costs on all Americans. In fact, their plans will divert taxpayer dollars into solely renewable technologies and completely ignore reliable fuel sources like nuclear energy and natural gas.

Hidden in their $5 trillion dollar plan is blanket amnesty to more than 8 million illegal immigrants. By granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Democrats are signaling to the world and human smugglers that our laws can be violated with little consequence. Amnesty will only encourage more families and children to come illegally and will provide an economic boon to human smuggling rings. 

Recently, Democrats rejected Republican attempts to bar amnesty for illegal aliens who are gang members, that have gun charges, that are sex offenders, and that have multiple DUI offenses. 

President Biden and Congressional Democrats must cease their radical open borders agenda and take the actions needed to end the Biden Border Crisis.

Democrats are looking to create socialist slush funds. $20 billion dollars will go towards the National Climate Bank to send kickbacks to radical environmentalists. In addition, taxpayers will be sending $200 million in payouts to Speaker Pelosi’s district and $25 million for butterfly, freshwater mussels, and desert fish populations.

Last but not least, President Biden’s $5 trillion socialist wish-list fails to allocate any funds for critical programs like the commodity safety net, crop insurance, broadband, or disaster assistance. Neglecting to prioritize these funds negatively impacts rural communities and ultimately leaves them behind.

House Democrats are pushing an agenda that does anything but address the numerous crises facing the American people.

Republicans will continue to highlight the radical policies President Biden and Congressional Democrats are proposing. The American people deserve better.