In case you missed it, Club for Growth President David McIntosh penned a letter to the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, pointing out that the $1.2 trillion, so-called bipartisan “infrastructure” bill actually does raise taxes on Americans.
Your editorial “So Much for ‘Fully Paid For’” (Aug. 7) rightly pans the infrastructure deal as “fiscal flim-flam.” It also tries to give Republicans who support the bill some credit: “At least you didn’t raise taxes.” But the Congressional Budget Office’s report reveals even that is not totally accurate.
Not only will the bill lay the groundwork for a new and unpopular mileage tax, it will also cause the federal government to collect almost $50 billion more, according to the CBO. If the government is planning to take in more money, it is going to be collecting more of your money in taxes.
According to Club for Growth polling, 72% of voters and 61% of Democrats think high taxes are a problem; only 21% of Democrats believe high taxes are not a problem. Sixty-four percent of voters and 49% of Democrats support ending deficit spending and requiring a balanced budget, and 60% of voters and 55% of Democrats support environmental and labor deregulation to get infrastructure projects going.