This infrastructure bill, like all bills, is loaded with pork.
Provisions for illegal immigration, hiring an army of IRS thieves, and a whole host of other nonsense, that has little to nothing to do with infrastructure all found their way into the bill.
Critics rightly point to the SALT deduction ‘reform’ as being a massive issue.
Changes to SALT deductions will disproportionally benefit wealthy individuals in blue states, or in other words—Democrat donors.
They really aren’t going to help your average person, and Democrats know this.
The only people set to benefit massively from this will be top income earners from New York and California—they will mean nothing to your average American in Arkansas, Oklahoma or South Dakota.
Take a look:
🚨BREAKING🚨 SALT Cap Repeal Below $500k Still Costly and Regressive
We published a new blog focusing on a rumored SALT cap🧂 relief deal for those making <$500k per year.
— CRFB.org (@BudgetHawks) November 19, 2021
In their recent Tax and Spend Bill, Dems are helping out their wealthy donors in blue states via a State and Local Tax deduction (SALT) increase! At the same time, they are raising taxes on 20-30% of middle-income earners.https://t.co/B8hjKFsOch
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) November 21, 2021
Breitbart points out:
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) has noted that “a household making $1 million per year will receive ten times as much from SALT cap relief as a middle-class family will receive from the child tax credit expansion.”
There’s really no coherent argument for the SALT relief in the bill besides “rich people will be mad at us otherwise” https://t.co/vZd2ibZk2Z
— Tom Bunting (@tomhbunting) November 18, 2021
In every piece of legislation can be found an item people broadly support like actual infrastructure, but most bills are riddled with pork the average citizen is wholly unaware of. This tactic of lying to voters by omitting the inconvenient facts is deplorable. #NHPolitics https://t.co/lwXYe3u1yO
— Acciard for Congress (@acciard2022) November 22, 2021
Business Insider writes:
A recent analysis from the Tax Policy Center found the House legislation would deliver a tax cut for families earning between $500,000 and $1 million roughly nine times larger than for those earning between $50,000 and $75,000. That was echoed by another analysis last week from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.