WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after voting against the Democrat’s massive $4 trillion socialist spending legislation.
“Just two weeks ago, voters across the country voted resoundingly to repudiate the Democrats’ socialist agenda. The message was clear: Americans do not support and do not want the America Last agenda of the Radical Left. And what has been the response by Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi? To plow ahead with their massive tax and spending bill in the House of Representatives.
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 billions 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.
Democrats, blind to the wishes of working-class Americans, are poised to enact the largest tax increase and social spending plan in the history of our country while granting amnesty to millions of lawbreakers. Under this plan, Americans at every income level will see their taxes increase. I voted against this destructive, debt crushing, big-spending socialist plan,” concluded Congressman Gosar.