UPDATED 8:50 AM PT – Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Republican congressman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) recently called out Democrats for being “the party of the wealthy.” During a press conference Tuesday, the Missouri lawmaker slammed Democrats for their budget proposal.
Smith said the bill allows for wealthy Americans to receive tax write-offs, which the less wealthy do not qualify for. He also slammed “free college” proposals and “luxury tax credits” as being a ploy to help the wealthy and not working class Americans.
There is over $630 billion in Green New Deal funding in this socialist spending bill that only serves to increase the command and control that Washington Bureaucrats have over the lives of hardworking Americans.
— Rep. Jason Smith (@RepJasonSmith) September 29, 2021
“They are the party of the wealthy, that’s who they represent,” stated the Republican lawmaker. “You can’t deny it, that’s why this bill provides that if you make $800,000 a year you can get huge luxury tax credit for your electric vehicle. That’s why you can get tax breaks for your electric bikes. That’s why millionaires kids can get free college. ”
“This $4.3 TRILLION spending bill is the largest spending bill to ever be brought up in Congress. It is the largest tax increase bill ever brought up in Congress…This will only fuel the fire of inflation.” @RepJasonSmith pic.twitter.com/dZ8ZLuVmr0
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) September 28, 2021
The representative went on to assert this piece of Democrat legislation is “all loaded of helping the wealthy at the expense of the working class. ” Meanwhile, data from the IRS shows Democrats represent 65 percent of American households making over half-a-million dollars annually.