Democrats accused Republicans of hiding the original cost of Trump’s tax cuts back in 2017. However, Democrats are doing it themselves right now by promoting their social spending bill that is worth much more than what Democrats are portraying.
The Biden administration is LYING
When Republicans were trying to help people save their hard-earned money and assist businesses with sustainable models by giving them $1.5 trillion tax cuts, Democrats decried the original cost of the proposal was much higher than what Republicans envisioned.
They had no evidence to back their rhetoric, but Democrats continued creating propaganda against the Trump administration. Today, as Democrats are unable to pass their social spending bill (primarily due to the party’s infighting), they are trying to give false numbers to the public to get popular, as well as legislative support, for their bill.
Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat senator from West Virginia, said the government is playing “shell games” and “budget gimmicks” by using the artificial tag of $1.85 trillion on the social spending legislation.
Likewise, Manchin added the actual amount of this legislation is expected to be doubled than what Democrats believe. Labeling this bill as a recipe for an economic crisis, Manchin warned he would not support any such bill that adversely affects the economy of the United States.
The people arguing over whether these social spending bills are going to cost $1 Trillion, $2 Trillion, $4 Trillion or otherwise are missing the bigger point- we don't need and will ultimately be hurt by the further expansion of govt, no matter the "headline" cost.
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) November 5, 2021
The fallacy of the logic is evident in Democrats’ bills, as they are assuming the bill will be fully paid with only a $2 trillion tax hike on big businesses. However, budget experts and moderate senators are voicing their concerns about the original prices of the bill, which is expected to be about $4 trillion.
For instance, many provisions present in Biden’s agenda will expire soon after they are enacted; however, the Biden administration believes those programs will ultimately be extended.
Democrats are relying on falsified assumptions just to win people’s support
A faulty assumption is the spending on many programs will ultimately be stopped after a few years and the benefits of those programs will continue to come. As the bill is being passed with the budgetary reconciliation process, the lawmakers have limited room to change the basic structure of the bill after its passing.
Many lawmakers have demanded a “score” of the final cost by the nonpartisan congressional committee before voting for the bill. As this score will come soon, it can give Democrats’ narrative a severe blow by putting the original billing cost at a much higher price.
What's really striking here is how the Dems are playing games with the numbers to make the bill seem much cheaper than it is. https://t.co/vqkGyOKh5e
Everyone in West Va. should be calling Manchin every day and demanding that he stop any further talks over this silly bill.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 2, 2021
By portraying the false price of the social spending bill, Democrats are certainly cheating Americans in general and their voters in particular. Not only this, but the Biden administration is also shaping a narrative which claims they compromised on their original bill, but still failed to get support from the stakeholders.