ONE MAN’S VIEW: Let’s remember in 2022

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“Actions have consequences,” the saying goes.

Let’s hope so.

In the 2022 elections, let’s remember who supported workers and their families and who said a resounding “NO” to that help in 2021.

I’m referring to the Save American Rescue Plan that was signed into law last week by President Biden, a plan to rescue the American economy and American workers by putting money directly into 158 million workers’ pockets ($1,400), extending unemployment benefits ($300 a week), helping support children ($1,400 per dependent), providing billions to help open schools and increasing production of the COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate all of us faster, and more.

The sad part of this victory on desperately needed Covid relief: it passed with ONLY Democrats voting “YES” to put money into workers’ pockets and rescue the economy.

REMEMBER ON ELECTION DAY
Here’s what everyone needs to remember: NOT ONE REPUBLICAN voted for you!

Brothers and Sisters, I don’t want to make this a D vs R issue, but the facts are what they are. The entire Missouri and southern Illinois Republican delegation in the House and Senate voted AGAINST YOU.

MISSOURI SAID ‘NO’

  • Rep. Ann Wagner (Dist. 2) said “NO.”
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (Dist.3) said “NO.”
  • U.S. Senator Roy Blunt said “NO.”
  • U.S. Senator Josh Hawley said “NO.”

It was only Rep. Cori Bush (Dist. 1) a proud Democrat, who said “YES” for Missouri’s working families.

ILLINOIS SAID ‘NO’

  • Rep. Mike Bost (12th Dist.) said “NO.
  • Rep. Rodney Davis (Dist. 13) said “NO.”
  • Rep. Mary Miller (Dist. 15) said “NO.”

PHONY ARGUMENT
And what was their reason for turning their backs on all of us? “Too expensive.”

Really? I recall that the Republican 2017 tax cut for the wealthy was $1.9 trillion. Biden’s plan is $1.6 trillion. Yet another Republican lie.

And here’s the hook that makes the comparisons even worse:

The Republican 2017 tax cut gave the top 10 percent of taxpayers (incomes over $216,800) 52 percent of the benefit, while the bottom 60 percent (incomes under $86,100) received 17 percent of the benefit. And if you made less, you got an even smaller tax cut.

As a result, today, the richest 1% own 35 percent of America’s wealth!

According to the Washington Post, “While folks have struggled to put food on the table and pay rent during this devastating pandemic, the rich have only gotten richer and the wealthy watched their profits skyrocket; 46 new people have even become billionaires during COVID-19.”

So, I have to ask: “Who is looking out for you?” The numbers tell the truth.

I just hope everyone remembers in 2022 when it’s time to vote. Party vs. Family. Whose side are you on?

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