Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

Democrats’ Build Back Broke Bill – House Floor Remarks

November 18, 2021

Congressman McClintock delivered the following remarks on the House floor:

You Get What You Vote For
November 18, 2021

The latest estimate for the Democrats’ Build Back Broke bill is $4.9 trillion, averaging $40,000 per family over the next decade.  They say its paid for.  By whom?  By you of course, through direct taxes, tax driven price increases and worst of all, inflation.  What do you get?  Amnesty for 7 million illegal aliens.   That’s the entire population of Alaska, Wyoming, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana – combined.

Explain to me how working Americans are helped by flooding the market with low-wage foreign labor?

The trillions of dollars of excess spending by the Democrats has already driven the inflation rate to 6.2 percent and rising.  That means, if you earn $50,000 a year, the Democrats just took $3,100 of it.  If you’ve managed to put $100,000 toward your retirement, the Democrats just took $6,200 of that.

Policy matters.  When Republicans reduced the tax and regulatory burdens we delivered the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years, the lowest poverty rate in 60 years and the fastest wage growth in 40 years.  The Democrats have reversed these policies and produced the misery that we are suffering today.   

The American people KNOW that we’re on the wrong track, and this bill sends us deeper into that cold and bleak future.   “Build Back Better?”  How about, “Put things back the way they were before you broke them?”