Waltz Slams ‘Wasteful, Misguided Build Back Better’ Plan

Waltz Slams ‘Wasteful, Misguided Build Back Better’ Plan

“This legislation will send our country into even more economic uncertainty as Floridians grapple with high inflation, rising gas prices, backlogged shipping and more expensive groceries.”

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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October 25, 2021

Florida Rep. Michael Waltz (R) unloaded on President Joe Biden’s (D) “wasteful, misguided ‘Build Back Better,’” calling congressional Democrats accomplices. In a new op-ed, the Florida lawmaker details why he believes that the President’s Build Back Better plan is negative for the country, writing that Democrats “are yet again trying to jam through a package that will vastly expand the role of government in our lives and drive our entitlement programs into insolvency.”

Waltz, who’s been heavily critical of the President’s decision on Afghanistan, shared his thoughts on President Biden’s economic plan for the country, calling it a bill that “if passed, would do serious harm to our country and especially Florida.”

GOP members have pushed back against the President’s $3.5 trillion package, and the opposition has also received support from across the aisle through lawmakers like Senator Joe Manchin (D).

In the op-ed, Rep. Waltz argues that the provisions in the package “are far from the promise of the ‘Build Back Better’ theme President Biden has deceptively championed.” Instead, Waltz says that “this legislation will send our country into even more economic uncertainty as Floridians grapple with high inflation, rising gas prices, backlogged shipping and more expensive groceries.”

Outlining the provisions in the bill, which include “a new federal surveillance program that allows the IRS to monitor and track any transactions without a warrant” and “a hike in natural gas taxes which would further raise the cost of goods, already on track to be the highest since 1981, on nearly every industry,” the Florida Republican also took issue with the President’s “socialist tax plan.”

Waltz called the plan detrimental because it “will target working class families, small businesses, and job creators across the country,” explaining that “American families and businesses would see a tax hike of $2 trillion – the largest in our nation’s history – that would affect Americans at every income level.”

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature. His hobbies include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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