This Week With Gosar WASHINGTON D.C. - Here are our top stories... Happy Thanksgiving! Sadly, because of inflation caused by Joe Biden’s reckless spending and attack on American industry, the American Farm Bureau reports that the price of a typical Thanksgiving meal will be 14% more expensive this year than last. The average price is now $53.31, a record high and a big reversal of the trend that saw the price of Thanksgiving falling most years since 2015 and under President Trump. In fact, in 2018, the price had fallen below 2010, and it rose by just a penny in 2019 to $48.90.
Sadly, because of inflation caused by Joe Biden’s reckless spending and attack on American industry, the American Farm Bureau reports that the price of a typical Thanksgiving meal will be 14% more expensive this year than last. The average price is now $53.31, a record high and a big reversal of the trend that saw the price of Thanksgiving falling most years since 2015 and under President Trump. In fact, in 2018, the price had fallen below 2010, and it rose by just a penny in 2019 to $48.90.
Gosar Hits Back on the Left’s Attempt to Cancel Him Via Censure
The radical Left, led by Nancy Pelosi, continued its attack on free speech and marched forward with steadfast determination to cancel anyone who disagrees with their Marxist agenda. Their target this week? Yours truly. Turns out that I am the man the Democrats fear the most. Why? For standing up to the Biden administration’s open border immigration policies and plans to grant amnesty tens of millions of illegal aliens hiding in our country. More on that later in the newsletter.
On Wednesday, House Democrats voted to censure, or more appropriately, censor me because of a silly cartoon depicting the invasion along the southern border and the Left’s dangerous quest for amnesty for millions of lawbreakers. Everyone who actually watched the cartoon knows that it was not real and that there is no actual threat, or even a perceived threat, to anyone. House Democrats, always ready to be triggered by the latest fake offense, never bothered to watch the video. Their minds were made up long before they voted to silence me.
Did you know? I was not allowed a hearing to defend myself. I was not allowed to play the cartoon to the members of Congress, most of whom had never seen it. Thus, they voted on something they hadn’t seen.
A day before Nancy Pelosi went after me, I went on the Stew Peters Show to explain to the American people exactly why the Democrats are trying to cancel me.
My entire Republican conference was united in support of me and voted against this political stunt. I am incredibly grateful to Leader McCarthy and everyone who stood up and spoke on my behalf. After the vote, President Trump phoned me to personally thank me for standing up in support of the America First agenda.
I will continue to speak out against Mr. Biden’s failures while serving my constituents to my fullest ability. Thank you to the countless number of people, all across the country, who phoned or wrote me to support my efforts to hold this administration accountable.
I’ve only just begun.
Click here to read my press release and my remarks on the House floor.
House Democrats Pass Radical, Trillions Socialist Spending Bill
Sadly, Nancy Pelosi was finally able to force the Democrats in Congress to vote for Mr. Biden’s massively reckless $4.9 trillion socialist spending plan. All but one brave Democrat marched in lockstep with Pelosi by voting in favor of this piece of trash that I like to refer to as the Build Back Worse Act.
This massive spending bill includes free college tuition and amnesty for millions of illegal aliens already in our country. The legislation doubles the size of the Internal Revenue Service so they can spy on your banking deposits and go after every penny you earn. It shamefully removes provisions that protect taxpayers from being forced to pay for abortions. It includes over $1.2 trillion in crushing tax increases on small business and the middle-class while increasing the national debt by nearly 25%. The legislation spends over $500 billion to appease Green New Deal lunatics and implement their radical climate change agenda. It expands welfare benefits by eliminating work requirements for able-bodied individuals who would rather sit at home on their couch collecting a taxpayer funded paycheck rather than get a job. Also tucked away in this massive bill is a little-known provision to fund and implement gun control measures, depriving law-abiding gun owners of their Second Amendment rights.
You may remember Mr. Biden looking the American people in the eyes and, with a straight face, promising us that Build Back Worse would cost exactly zero dollars. He also promised it would not raise taxes on the middle class. That it could never fuel inflation. And that it wouldn’t add to the debt.
Woops! Someone has a credibility problem…
Turns out that Build Back Worse would increase the deficit by $367 billion over a ten year period. Even if you include Biden’s plan to give the IRS $80 billion to hire thousands of new agents, CBO still says his plan adds $160 billion to the debt. Economists across the political spectrum say that the bill will cause prices to spike even more. The Penn-Wharton Budget Modelfound it would explode the national debt by 24.4%. The liberal Tax Policy Centerfound it raises taxeson 30% of middle class families.
Click here to read my press release further explaining why I voted against the Democrats’ socialist legislation.
Criminals Thrive, Americans Are Deprived
The Biden administration released new data this week showing nearly165,000 criminals were apprehended along the southern border in October.
Another month, another record number of lawbreakers illegally crossing our southern border. 164,303 illegal aliens were captured by Border Patrol agents. This is 128% higher than last October and represents the highest total recorded in the history of the United States for the month of October. In any year. Ever.
Mr. Biden continues to ignore the historic crisis he created and falsely claims our borders are under control. Let’s be brutally honest: Mr. Biden is doing nothing except encouraging this crisis. More than 1.6 million illegal aliens have been apprehended at the border since Mr. Biden took office. Not to mention all the drugs and human trafficking. The human toll on communities in America is incalculable.
Americans overwhelming reject Mr. Biden’s open borders. In fact, a recent poll shows that nearly 70% of Americans are demanding tighter immigration policies and more than 80% of Americans believe illegal immigration is a problem.
Let that sink in for a minute. Four out of five Americans believe illegal immigration is a problem. And what is Nancy Pelosi’s response: she is doubling down on Biden’s open border policies by forcing through Congress legislation that provides $121 billion for amnesty to millions of illegal aliens already living in our country.
Don’t believe me? I know there are some regular Gosar Newsletter readers that are naysayers. That’s cool, I welcome readers from all perspectives. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the aforementioned Build Back Worse Plan will add millions of new illegal immigrants to the United States population in the first 10 years and give amnesty to roughly 7 million illegal immigrants already in our country. The cost, according to the CBO? $121,000,000,000.
This week Mr. Biden signed the fake “infrastructure” bill into law. Faithful Gosar Newsletter readers know that I voted against it. Less than 9% of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill goes towards roads, bridges and major projects people generally consider infrastructure. But it does add another $400 billion to the deficit, so we have that going for us if massive inflation is your thing. We all know that the infrastructure bill was just the gateway to the $4.9 trillion reconciliation bill I mentioned earlier. When combined, these two bills will turn us into a socialist country overnight.
I bet you didn’t know that the fake infrastructure bill creates a pilot program establishing a new tax that charges drivers per mile they drive. This will hurt Americans living in rural areas in Arizona who are dependent on their cars to work and see family. It also includes billions of dollars to tear down and rebuild “racist” highways. Let me translate that for you: our city’s major roadways could be torn down and moved to a more “equitable” location. Oh, and surprise surprise, the bill isn’t paid for. It calls for more than half a trillion in new spending over five years. But neither is the $4 trillion reconciliation bill, despite Mr. Biden’s lies.
Other Highlights From This Week
The federal worker vaccine mandate deadline is approaching and I continue to take action. I cosponsored the Fairness for Federal Contractors Act which prohibits federal agencies from mandating COVID-19 vaccines to federal contractors or subcontractors and prevents agencies from terminating federal contracts based on the vaccine status of contracts employees.
We also had some great district news this week. On Tuesday, the United States Department of Transportation notified the City of Yuma that it had been awarded a $10.6 million RAISE grant. This grant will be used to develop Yuma’s regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center (MMTC) downtown. When notified of the award, Mayor Nicholls said:
“The award of the RAISE grant for the Yuma Multimodal Transportation Center will have a lasting impact with cohesiveness of the transportation options to provide opportunity throughout the Yuma County area. The award is the result of many years of consistent advocacy at all levels from local partners to Governor Ducey, from representatives Gosar and Grijalva, as well as current Arizona senators Sinema and Kelly to former Arizona senators. I have the deepest gratitude for all those who came together to benefit the people in the greater Yuma area.”
This is a big win for Yuma and I am pleased to have been able to support this much-needed transportation center that will transform the lives of Yuma residents and help revitalize the historic downtown and the surrounding community.
Tweet of the Week
Tweet: @RickyLe80284150 "A two-megawatt windmill is made up of 260 tons of steel that required 300 tons or iron ore and 170 tons of coking coal, all mined, transported and produced by hydrocarbons A windmill could spin until it falls apart and never generate as much energy as was invested in building it."
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