How 31 Republicans Just Betrayed The Country To Reward Illegal Immigration, Worsen Inflation, And Pay Off Democrats’ Donors

Article subtitle: 
The largest cradle-to-grave expansion of federal power since the New Deal
Article author: 
Rachel Bovard
Article publisher: 
Frderalist
Article date: 
November 8, 2021
Article category: 
National News
Medium
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At nearly midnight on Friday, 13 House Republicans gave Speaker Nancy Pelosi the votes she needed to pass the so-called “bipartisan infrastructure bill”...

Over at National Review, Philip Klein called the move by these 13 Republicans “political malpractice,” and a “betrayal.”...

It’s worth unpacking a few of the provisions in the reconciliation bill that this group of Republicans will help make possible. Among them:
 
  • A 10-year amnesty for illegal immigrants [illegal aliens], which includes work permits and driver’s licenses and cannot be undone by future administrations for a decade.
  • Provides millions of dollars in funding for the IRS to enforce the Biden administration’s plan to review every bank account with $10,000 or more. 
  • Expands and shores up provisions of Obamacare.
  • Eliminates the statutory cap on employment visas, effectively allowing Big Tech companies and other mega-corporations to prioritize hiring foreign workers over American workers.
  • Facilitates enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate by increasing OSHA penalties on businesses up to $700,000 per violation and provides billions in funding for the Department of Labor to increase enforcement.
  • Mandates taxpayer coverage of abortion, leaving the long-agreed upon Hyde amendment out of the bill.
  • Provides half a trillion dollars in climate spending, including clean energy tax credits to subsidize solar, electric vehicles, and clean energy production, as well as federal spending on clean energy technology and manufacturing, all while limiting domestic energy production, thereby increasing dependence on Russia and China.
  • Provides roughly $400 billion for expanded government childcare and universal pre-K, which pumps millions into failed Head Start programs, excludes support for families who prefer at-home child-care arrangements, and by requiring that preschool teachers have a college degree, will reduce the availability of child-care options.
  • A host of new taxes, and a giant tax cut for the rich: by including a repeal on the cap for the state and local tax deduction, Democrats will provide a $30 billion net direct tax cut for the top 5 percent of earners, largely in blue states where the state and local taxes are much higher....
Related
 
Congress Enacts $1.2 Trillion “Infrastructure” Bill With Radical Provisions, by Peter Rykowski, New American, November 8, 2021:
 
In a major step toward implementing Joe Biden’s socialist “Build Back Better” agenda, Congress enacted a $1.2 trillion bipartisan “infrastructure” bill that Biden had been pushing.
 
On Friday, the House voted 228-206 to pass H.R. 3684. Having already been passed by the Senate in August, the bill now heads to President Biden for his signature....
 
At more than 2,700 pages long, H.R. 3684 would spend $1.2 trillion. However, only nine percent of of that would actually go toward infrastructure, with the remainder going toward leftist programs and the pet projects of lawmakers. Specifically, H.R. 3684 includes the following radical provisions:
 
  •     unconstitutionally mandates that states create carbon reduction programs, with the federal government choosing which plans to accept or reject;
  •     creates a pilot program for a mileage tax, which tracks how many miles individuals drive, something that would infringe on Americans’ privacy, penalize drivers in low-density areas, and make driving too costly for some Americans;
  •     requires car companies to equip all vehicles with “advanced alcohol monitoring systems“;
  •     allows the federal government to bypass “Buy American” rules, promoting outsourcing to countries such as Communist China;
  •     enables mass migration by funding border crossings and migrant “welcome centers” while including $0 for border wall construction;
  •     defines “gender identity” as a protected class and uses the word “equity” 64 times;
  •     enacts racial quotas for broadband spending;
  •     rewards states that support and facilitate illegal migration to the United States, also for broadband spending;
  •     ends Amtrak’s policies/goals of creating a profit and seeking to minimize costs;
  •     includes multiple radical climate-change provisions, including over $50 billion to protect against “climate change” and $21 billion for “environmental remediation.” Additionally, H.R. 3684 will “modernize” the power grid to accommodate “green” energy; and
  •     among other provisions, H.R. 3684 includes $39 billion for public transportation, $15 billion altogether for electric transportation, $65 billion for broadband, a $30 billion cryptocurrency tax.