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Republicans Just Beat Joe Biden’s Washington Plan – GOP Proposal Would Cut Taxes By $1.9T, Balance The Budget In 5 Years
By Ben Dutka|May 19, 2021
Republicans Just Beat Joe Biden’s Washington Plan – GOP Proposal Would Cut Taxes By $1.9T, Balance The Budget In 5 Years

When President Joe Biden revealed his 2022 budget proposal, Republicans immediately pushed back. Right-wing politicians and voters condemned the plan for out-of-control government spending.

Now, the GOP has countered with their own proposal — and they’re making some pretty strong claims. If accurate, however, American taxpayers would save a ton of cash in the near future.

In fact, the House Republican proposal could do the impossible: balance the federal budget.

As the country continues to claw its way back after the pandemic, politicians and economists are concerned about rising inflation and the cost of living.

On top of that, the Biden administration clearly has no qualms about spending immense amounts of money on a variety of long-term projects. This falls under Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.

However, Republicans say “building back better” shouldn’t include massive federal spending and bigger government.

That’s why their plan focuses on slashing taxes, holding the government responsible for its spending, and pro-life provisions to boot.

Via Fox News:

House Republicans on Wednesday are unveiling their answer to President Biden’s 2022 budget, putting forward a document that they say can balance the federal budget in five years while cutting taxes by $1.9 trillion.

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) drew up the proposal, and it would erase a bunch of discretionary programs, reform federal programs (Medicaid, for instance), and institute “zero-baseline budgeting.”

It’s an ambitious, sweeping proposal.

Easily the most ambitious part is the claim that it would balance the budget in just five years. This almost doesn’t seem feasible, given the mass spending and debt America has accumulated.

But aside from that, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) says it’s time to stop the radical push by Democrats:

The Democrats are introducing socialism and radically expanding the role of government, and in just a short amount of time, we’re already seeing the negative effects of their agenda on our economy.

We’re seeing a spike in the cost of living and slower than expected job growth.  And this is just the beginning.

Banks added that the GOP must “reclaim the mantle of fiscal responsibility.”

Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) says the budget proves to America that Republicans have a plan that focuses on “common-sense conservative policy,” and the entire country would benefit quickly.

Of course, the big problem is the Democrat-controlled House and Senate.

Given that situation, it’s highly unlikely that the proposal will pass. It probably won’t even get a vote on the House floor, as Democrats will likely not even consider the option.

However, it still gets the Republican message out there: we do have an alternative, and America doesn’t have to settle for nationwide debt and socialism.

They want to give citizens a peek at that alternative. They want to show that in truth, a future with higher taxes and a giant government isn’t inevitable.

It’s only inevitable if Democrats continue to have their way, so says the GOP and its supporters.

Key Takeaways:

  • House Republicans revealed their budget proposal to counter President Biden’s.
  • It would supposedly slash $1.9T in taxes and balance the federal budget in 5 years.
  • The proposal has almost no chance of passing, but it sends a strong message to the country.

Source: Fox News

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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