Spokesman Pelosi called on Republican hypocrites Mitch McConnell and the Senate for speaking out against ACA subsidies after passing a tax cut on the rich in the middle of the night.
According to spokesman Pelosi, Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans have an opportunity to oppose increased ACA subsidies after passing a tax cut on the rich in the middle of the night. pic.twitter.com/lWszQSJnnZ
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 4, 2021
Pelosi said when asked about McConnell and Senate Republicans’ concerns that more people might receive ACA subsidies:
This is a two-year extension of an improvement to the Affordable Care Act to make the next-tier subsidies available. It’s not about wealth.
If they want to talk about wealth, they should look at their own tax fraud, which they passed at the speed of light in the dark of night that brought 83% of the benefits to the top 1% and forced our children to pay nearly $ 2 trillion in debt in the future, to give the high-end tax breaks. You shouldn’t complain that some people make a little extra cash to get a subsidy.
McConnell and the Senate Republicans passed a tax cut on the rich and businesses that didn’t create jobs or raise wages. The tax cut has also opened a hole in the national debt that will take generations to resolve. Hence, Republicans must spare us all their pearls on affordability or suggestions that people shouldn’t get help during a pandemic.
Spokesman Pelosi will not let McConnell and the Senate Republicans off the hook for their hypocrisy.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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