The True Cost of Taxing and Spending
Congressman Charlie Rangel recently unveiled a tax plan that Republicans estimate would raise taxes by $3.5 trillion over 10 years. Democrats questioned the math.
the Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee have released a report on the
total costs of the military operations in
One thing taxpayers know is taxing and spending is expensive, and government cost estimates tend to be on the conservative side relative to the actual bills. However extracted and spent $3.5 trillion is an unimaginable extra burden on our economy.
$3.5 trillion is the true cost of these military adventures, $11,500 is the
amount every man, woman and child in this country pays.
So, a family of four would pay $46,000 just for this war.
This is an especially painful number to me, as the median household
income of my constituency in
about the impact of these costs on education, the very thing that so often helps
to increase earnings? $46,000 would
cover 90% of the tuition costs to attend a four year public university in
instead of sending kids to college, too often we’re sending them to
Heritage Foundation estimates a $3.5 trillion tax increase would be responsible
for 2,200 lost jobs in my district alone, over 70,000 lost jobs across
Tax and spend policies create needs they can never satisfy. A government check does not make up for a lost job. Americans do not want more of this. Americans believe in hard work and self-sufficiency, not standing in line for government hand-outs. We are supposed to be living in a land of opportunity, but opportunities fade fast if more tax and spend policies are enacted. The more Congress meddles in the economy, the bigger the problems get.Congress should not increase taxes by $3.5 trillion and the administration needs to end the occupation of