‘Democrats are in disarray’ over $ 3.5 trillion in taxes and spending
“The supposedly most deliberative body in the world is doing nothing in terms of transparency on this massive bill.”
WASHINGTON– US Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said yesterday that “Democrats are in disarray” over their plans to push forward a $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. In her interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business Network, Senator Sullivan also criticized Senate Democrats for failing to hold a single committee hearing or a single note before a vote, offering the American people no transparency on this greater d ‘a generation spending package.
On Monday, Senator Sullivan spoke in the Senate, calling on Senate Democrats to hold hearings and increases on the “transformational and socialist” reconciliation bill.
BARTIROMO: I must have your opinion on economic matters. Even in the face of all of this, senator, your colleagues are driving fast, trying to change this economy, to change America in two weeks. President Biden postponed his trip to Chicago today so he can stay in Washington and focus on his economic agenda. The House will vote tomorrow on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Bernie Sanders urges progressives to block it until the $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is passed. Where is it going, senator?
SULLIVAN: As you know, Maria, Democrats are in disarray right now and I think that’s mainly because this socialist $ 3.5 trillion irresponsible spending bill is finally getting some attention. This will not only feature things like the Green New Deal and the biggest tax hike in US history, but it will also increase inflation and we see inflation hurting working families across the board. country.
There’s a problem, Maria: I was in the Senate the other day arguing. Here’s something else going on. There is no transparency on this giant $ 3.5 trillion bill. Democrats in the Senate did not hold a single hearing, no increases. I challenged the Majority Leader, get down to the Senate and tell the American people why you are not doing any hearing on this. Of course there were crickets. Here is my take on why they don’t. They are afraid. They don’t want the American people to know what’s in the socialist spending bill. I’ll tell you this, they don’t want the vision of the budget chairman, who is an avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, marking his socialist bill that he drafted. This is what the American people would see if we held Senate hearings. At present, they are not holding any hearings. The so-called most deliberative body in the world is doing nothing in terms of transparency on this massive bill.
BARTIROMO: Yes, I mean, when did you get your hands on the bill because there is a photo of your colleague Senator Barrasso holding the bill. It’s 2,500 pages. How irresponsible it is to have this huge bill and it is likely that people have not even read it. When did you get your hands on it — because I wonder if it’s even realistic for someone to read this bill. It’s 2,500 pages.
SULLIVAN: The bill is not even officially published. There were no hearings. Not a single audience. There were no increases. At least in the House there was an increase. Yes, it was very quick. We have done none of this in the Senate, and once again Democrats are afraid to do it. They don’t want the American people to know that this socialist spending bill, drafted by an avowed socialist, is coming their way. So no transparency. We have to keep hammering them on this issue because it’s amazing.
BARTIROMO: Yes. Well it is. Senator, (this is) the biggest bill we have ever seen and there is no debate. That’s it. No debate. Dan Sullivan, thank you, sir. We will look.
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