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Giveaways get votes

Giveaways get votes

To the Editor:

Lately we hear praise of Democrats and Joe Biden for spending trillions of dollars in aid to chosen groups.

There is the Child Tax Credit bill, the American Rescue Plan, the Farm Aid bill to name a few. This aid is not given because Democrats are sympathetic, compassionate, concerned or benevolent. They are handouts shoveled out to get votes, retain power over people and for a good excuse to tax to the hilt everyone who has income. Do not think there are not stipulations for aided groups. White farmers need not apply for farm aid, parents of certain income levels receive no tax credit, Democrats that have bankrupted their blue state are bailed out in aid bills to meet obligations because they no longer have state funds to do so.

Republicans are deemed bad, unfeeling and malevolent for not supporting some of these bills. The truth is under President Trump, with Republican support, jobs increased, needs for food aid decreased, manufacturing returned to the U.S hence more jobs, energy production was encouraged (more jobs) causing the U.S to be energy independent, unemployment figures reduced because there were jobs, trade deals like NAFTA were renegotiated to favor the U.S., debtors to the U.S. like NATO were made to pay what is owed. Instead of handing out government money, Republican aid helps citizens earn, become independent and profit along with the country.

Presently there is an infrastructure bill before Congress. To most of us infrastructure means improvements and rebuilding roads, bridges, rail and even water and power supplies. Democrats have tied the infrastructure bill to a reconciliation bill. Reconciliation is a complicated Congressional process, but in this case it is first and foremost a Democrat wish list bill at the cost of $3.5 trillion. It is expected to deliver promises such as free community college, paid family leave, expanding child tax credit, help with childcare costs, universal child care costs, climate change initiatives and immigration reforms. The bi-partisan infrastructure bill has a price tag of $579 billion which will add up to $4.1 trillion if the reconciliation bill is tacked on.  Democrats are at it again … spend trillions for votes with many stipulations.

Carol Adams

Glenville 

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