Former President Donald Trump is urging Senate Republicans to not surrender the tax cuts he enacted in 2017 to go along with the Democrats’ infrastructure deal.
“Very important that Senate Republicans not allow our hard-earned tax reductions to be terminated or amended in an upward trajectory in any way, shape, or form,” Trump said in a statement that was posted Friday night on Twitter by his spokeswoman, Liz Harrington, showing he knows how to get around the platform’s ban.
”They should not be making deals on increasing taxes for the fake infrastructure proposals being put forward by Democrats, almost all of which goes to the ridiculous Green New Deal Marxist agenda.”
“Keep the Trump Administrations (sic) tax cuts just where they are. Do not allow tax increases. Thinking about it, I have never seen anything so easy to win politically,” the 45th president added.
“RINO Republicans should stop negotiating the infrastructure deal—you are just being played by the Radical Left Democrats—they will give you nothing!”
The supposed “bipartisan” deal President Joe Biden announced in June, with backing from centrist Republicans like Sens. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski, whose state party just endorsed her primary opponent.
The alleged deal includes $579 billion in fresh spending over eight years to fix highways, rebuild bridges, improve rail traffic and expand broadband internet access.
The plan also includes $7.5 billion for financing a half-million electric-vehicle charging stations, one of Biden’s priorities.
In response to the deal, Romney, speaking for the moderate GOP senators, announced that taxes would not be increased.
We found ways to pay for it,” Romney said at a press conference last month. “We’re not raising any taxes, and we’re not adding to the deficit. So we have not only a spending program but a funding program that balance and do not raise taxes.”
Romney reportedly believes the money can be found, in part, by redirecting unspent COVID-19 relief aid and recovering funds through tougher enforcement of the “massive fraud” in unemployment payments.
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