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Controversial Bipartisan Bill Raises Alarms Over Increased National Debt and Welfare for Illegal Immigrants

Controversial Bipartisan Bill Raises Alarms Over Increased National Debt and Welfare for Illegal Immigrants

Jan 31, 2024
Peter St. Onge

Controversial Bipartisan Bill Raises Alarms Over Increased National Debt and Welfare for Illegal Immigrants

In a recent development that has sparked widespread concern, members of Congress are reportedly attempting to push through a controversial piece of legislation that has been dubbed Orwellian by critics. The proposed bill, known as the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, is a bipartisan effort that combines increased welfare benefits for illegal immigrants with a series of corporate tax cuts, a move that many see as a deliberate ploy to win over certain voting blocs while providing financial advantages to corporate entities.

Journalists Richard Stern and Preston Brashers have brought attention to the potential financial ramifications of the bill, which is projected to cost American taxpayers an eye-watering $155 billion annually. Despite the bill's title suggesting relief for American families and workers, the reality appears to be a strategic amalgamation of policies designed to favor illegal immigrants and corporate interests.

The proposed legislation includes a myriad of lobbyist-backed tax breaks, such as retroactive depreciation and modifications to business amortization under section 163. Additionally, it outlines an unusual reduction in the royalties tax for residents of Taiwan, slashing it from 30% to 10%, an example of the intricate and often opaque nature of lobbyist influence in Washington.

The bill emerges at a time when the United States is grappling with a staggering $2.7 trillion deficit, with projections estimating the national debt to soar to $145 trillion by 2053. In an attempt to justify the fiscal impact of the new bill, proponents have employed what has been described as "Washington-level accounting fraud." They have proposed the elimination of the Covid-era Employee Retention Credit, which has been riddled with fraudulent payouts, totalling $230 billion. By framing the discontinuation of this troubled program as a budgetary saving of $78 billion, lawmakers are attempting to divert funds towards the contentious objectives of the bill.

Critics argue that this financial maneuvering is emblematic of the dysfunction within the nation's capital, where a coalition of illegal immigrants and corporate lobbyists appear to wield significant influence.

Despite the concerns raised, there is hope among some circles that the bill can be defeated, thanks in part to the efforts of various individuals and organizations who have raised awareness through platforms like Twitter and the Heritage Foundation.

As the country enters primary season, there is a growing call for voters to support anti-establishment candidates who genuinely seek to represent the interests of the people, rather than the entrenched cronies of the major political parties. The upcoming elections present an opportunity for the electorate to hold their representatives accountable and to vote out those who have failed to serve their constituents.

For continued coverage on this and other issues shaping our nation, stay tuned to our reports.


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