Washington, D.C. – Club for Growth released the following statement in response to the CBO score on the so-called Build Back Better legislation.
“The CBO has spoken: Biden’s so-called “Build Back Better” Bill will add $367 billion to the deficit over 10 years. Representatives Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Ed Case (HI-01), Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), and Kathleen Rice (NY-04) promised their constituents that they would not raise the deficit. If they break their word and vote for this bill, they’re betraying their constituents. In September, Biden said the reconciliation bill would cost, ‘zero,’ and Biden has called the CBO the ‘gold standard.’ But with his embrace of the radical left it should come to no surprise that he’s walking away from any semblance of good judgement or fiscal responsibility. Now he is asking the Democrats in the House to support a bill that we clearly can’t afford while his other stimulus bills cause massive inflation. While American families are facing failing schools and skyrocketing prices, Democrats are going on a socialist spending spree, and they should expect their constituents to hold them accountable for their support of these reckless policies.” – David McIntosh, President, Club for Growth