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Posted: 10/13/2021 2:16:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2021 3:22:13 PM EDT by fisterkev]
So, what's actually in the Democrats' $3.5 trillion Build Back Better / Great Reset bill? Rep. Jim Banks, head of the Republican Study Committee has released a roundup of 42 of the major policy elements and the likely impacts of the bill. It's a quick read, only 3.5 pages, but oh boy...

You're gonna love this, America:

1. Perpetuates labor shortage: Continues welfare benefits without work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents at a time where there are 10.1 million job openings—more openings than there are people looking for work.

2. Commissions a climate police: Democrats stuffed $8 billion into the bill to commission a cabal of federally funded climate police called the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) who will conduct progressive activism on taxpayers’ dime (pages 8, 21, and 926).

3. Pushes Green New Deal in our public schools: Requires funding for school construction be used largely on enrollment diversity and Green New Deal agenda items (page 55).

4. Pushes Green New Deal in our universities: Democrats include a $10 billion “environmental justice” higher education slush fund to indoctrinate college students and advance Green New Deal policies (page 1,935).

5. Forces faith-based child care providers out: The bill blocks the ability of many faith-based providers from participating in the childcare system and will lead to many of their closures (page 280).

6. Hurts small and in-home daycares: Requires pre-K staff to have a college degree. (page 303)

7. Includes new incentives for illegal immigration: Illegal immigrants will be eligible to take advantage of Democrats’ new ‘free’ college entitlement (page 92) as well be eligible for additional student aid (page 147) and the enhanced child tax credit (page 1,946).

8. Includes legislative hull for Biden’s vaccine mandate: Increases OSHA penalties on businesses that fail to implement the mandate up to $700,000 per violation and includes $2.6 billion in funding for the Department of Labor to increase enforcement of these penalties (page 168).

9. Gives unions near-total control: The bill includes insane prohibitions that would bind employers’ hands in union disputes and dangerously tilt the balance of power, subjecting employers to penalties that exempt union bosses and officials… among other things this bill would prevent employers from permanently replacing striking workers (page 175). It coerces businesses to meet union boss demands by increasing Fair Labor Standards Act penalties by an astronomical 900% (page 168).

10. Makes unions bigger and more powerful: The bill would subsidize union dues that would only serve to strengthen the influence of union bosses and not American workers (page 2323).

11. Pushes Democrats’ wasteful and confusing school lunch agenda: $643 million for, among other things, “procuring…culturally appropriate foods” (page 333).

12. Furthers radical abortion agenda: Does not include the Hyde amendment and would mandate taxpayers pay for abortions (page 198) & (page 336).

13. Drives up costs on Americans’ utility bills: Issues a punitive methane tax (page 367) and includes a tax on natural gas up to $1,500 per ton that could cost the American economy up to $9.1 billion and cost 90,000 Americans their jobs (page 368).

14. Includes dangerous & deadly green energy mandate: Effectively forces Americans to get 40% of their energy from wind, solar and other unreliable forms of energy within 8 years (page 392). Reliance on these energy sources has proven deadly.

15. Includes kickbacks for the Left’s green energy special interest network: $5 billion for “environmental and climate justice block grants” (page 377) and another $100 billion in green energy special interest subsidies, loans and other carve outs.

16. Gives wealthy Americans tax credits: $222 billion in “green energy” tax credits will be given to those who can afford expensive electric vehicles and other “green” innovative products (page 1832).

17. Furthers Democrats’ social justice agenda: Includes “equity” initiatives throughout the bill and, in one instance, Democrats inserted “equity” language into a title which should have been focusing on the maintenance of the United States’ cyber security efforts (page 897).

18. Grants amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants: House Democrats have included in their reconciliation bill a plan to grant amnesty to around 8 million illegal immigrants at a cost of around $100 billion over ten years that would largely be spent on welfare and other entitlements (page 901). Trillions more would be spent long term on their Social Security and Medicare.

19. Opens border even wider: The bill would waive many grounds for immigration inadmissibility, including infection or lack of vaccination status during a Pandemic, failure to attend removal proceedings in previous immigration cases, and the previous renouncement of American citizenship. DHS may also waive  previous convictions for human trafficking, narcotics violations, and illegal voting (page 903).

20. Increases visa limit: At least 226,000 family-preference visas would be administered each year (page 905).

This is only the first 20 items, just a sample of what's in it. There are another 22 policy items pointed out by the RSC, each of them equally nauseating. Full list at the link above.

I'd say write your congressman/senator, but they've all already made up their minds by now.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:25:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2021 2:30:47 PM EDT by Tesadorn]
The republic has fallen...Thru the fucking FLOOR and seems like it will continue to the depths of hell... Liberals/democrats know no end to their complete and udder insanity.,,,,
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:27:09 PM EDT
Here's the rest for those who don't like clicking links:

21. Grants fast-tracked green cards for those seeking middle-class careers in America: Language included in the bill exempts certain aliens from the annual green card statutory limits and has been described as a “hidden pipeline for U.S. employers to flood more cheap foreign graduates into millions of middle-class careers needed by American graduates” (page 910).

22.Includes pork for Nancy Pelosi: $200 million is earmarked for the Presidio Trust in Speaker Pelosi’s congressional district (page 933).

23. Increases energy dependence on OPEC, Russia and China: The bill prohibits several mineral and energy withdrawals (page 979). It overturns provisions included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that authorized energy production in the Arctic that will result in 130,000 Americans losing their jobs and $440 billion in lost federal revenue (page 983) and the mineral withdrawals it prohibits would, ironically, include minerals necessary for renewable energy sources (pages 934, 940, 943).

24. Exacerbates the chip shortage: The bill would mandate the conversion of the entire federal vehicle fleet from internal combustion engines to electric engines at a time when there is a global microchip shortage and crippled supply chains (page 1,043).

25. Democrats’ feckless China bill is included: Concepts from the insanely weak Endless Frontier Act included, including $11 billion in research funding that will likely result in American intellectual property going to China (page 1079 - 1081).

26. Chases green energy pipe dreams: $264 million to the EPA to conduct research with left-wing environmental justice groups on how to transition away from fossil fuels (page 1063).

27. Fixes “racist” roads and bridges: Adds a nearly $4 billion slush fund that would help left-wing grassroots organizations that, among other things, want to tear down and rebuild or otherwise alter infrastructure deemed “racist” (page 1183).

28. Punishes red states for failing to adopt Green New Deal provisions: Mandates “consequences” for conservative states that don’t meet the radical Left’s “green” climate standards while at the same time adding nearly $4 billion for “Community Climate Incentive Grants” for cooperating states (page 1179).

29. Includes new massive, bankrupting entitlement: The new paid leave entitlement would mandate workers get 12 weeks of paid leave and would cost $500 billion over ten years according to the CBO (page 1245). It would apply to those making up to half a million dollars a year (page 1254).

30. Advances a totalitarian and paternalistic view of the federal government: Includes grants for organizations to treat individuals suffering from “loneliness” and “social isolation.”

31. Further detaches individuals from employment and more reliant on government handouts: The bill spends $835 billion on welfare through manipulating the tax code [not including the expansions of Obamacare subsidies] (page 1943).

32. Tax benefits for the top 1%: The bill will possibly lift the SALT deduction cap meaning many of the top 1% wealthiest Americans would pay less in taxes.

33. Tax credit for wealthy donors who give to woke universities: The bill creates a new tax credit program that gives tax credits worth 40% of cash contribution that are made to university research programs (page 2094).

34. Expands worst parts of Obamacare: Obamacare’s job-killing employer mandate will become more severe by adjusting the definition of “affordable coverage” to mean coverage that costs no more than 8.5 percent of income rather than current law’s 9.5 percent of income (page 2041).

35. Increases taxes on Americans at every income level: $2 trillion in tax hikes will fall on those making under $400,000 per year, contrary to what the White House says. Individuals at all income levels will be affected (Ways and Means GOP).

36. Lowers wages for working families: The corporate tax rate will increase by 5.5%, meaning American companies will face one of the highest tax burdens in the world. According to analysis, twothirds of this tax hike will fall on lower- and middle-income taxpayers (page 2110).

37. Penalizes marriage: The bill would permanently double the EITC’s marriage penalty on childless worker benefits (page 2036).

38. Imposes crushing taxes on small business: Guts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act small business deductions that reduced pass-through entity taxes to keep them comparable to taxes imposed on corporations (page 2235) as well as hammer small businesses that file as individual tax earners with the 39.6% rate (page 2221) and Obamacare’s 3.8% tax on net investment income.

39. Crushes family businesses and farms: The bill would impose a 25% capital gains rate (page 2226) and makes alterations to the Death Tax including cutting the Death Tax exemption in half (page 2240).

40. Violates Americans’ financial privacy: $80 billion slush fund to hire an 87,000-IRS-agent army to carry out the Biden administration’s plan to review every account above a $600 balance or with more than $600 of transactions in a year. (page 2283).

41. Increases out of pocket costs for those who rely on prescription drugs: The bill repeals the Trump-era Rebate Rule which passes through rebates directly to consumers at the point of sale (page 2465).

42. Imports policies from countries with socialized medicine: The bill includes healthcare policies imported from systems in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom—all countries that have government-run healthcare systems (page 2349).
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:28:31 PM EDT
Good Lord this is unraveling quickly.

I know the seeds have been sown in years and decades past, but this is getting exponentially worse.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:29:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:30:44 PM EDT
Someone should do something to stop this
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:33:00 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:34:07 PM EDT
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Naa, Conservatives will just ignore everything and go back to watching sports played by people that want to destroy the country... Its why the left will ALWAYS win..
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:35:04 PM EDT
In other words, Reconstruction is back, and almost the whole country is deemed "confederate."
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:35:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:35:34 PM EDT
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This sounds like the end of the line if it passes ,    this should finish us off if we're not already done for.   Just imagine how a loon like AOC has enough clout to pass legislation that affects all of us like this.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:36:04 PM EDT
Man, Democrats get shit done!
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:36:18 PM EDT
If that crap passes we are done, there will be no coming back. That is unless we use force.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:37:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:38:05 PM EDT
Jesus, that's like the entire Democrat wish list like there . About the only thing missing is something to do with gun control.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:38:10 PM EDT
Wow……………. I don’t even know how to process that.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:39:22 PM EDT
Hasn't started yet and I feel its crushing weight.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:41:44 PM EDT
But no more mean tweets!
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:42:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2021 2:43:23 PM EDT by ordersman]


I am all for it .... I only wish they would have included reoperations in it.  Just get it all over with at once.

And yes I am being 100% serious.  I am ready for the fire to start.

ETA - death by 1,000 cuts can go unnoticed ... I want them to bury a big ol hatchet in all our foreheads so that no one will be able to not see it
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:42:37 PM EDT
Don't worry guys, we'll votem out in 2022. That'll showem lol

Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:42:43 PM EDT
I need more guns, ammo, and crypto... and need to accelerate when I get a backup generator at the new house.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:45:16 PM EDT
What I don’t understand is how they add things that have nothing to do with the bill. That should be illegal
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:49:05 PM EDT
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Not only that… on top of this ridiculosity, we send billions flowing overseas and they tell us they need to raise our taxes… it’s insanity.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:49:27 PM EDT
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This sounds like the end of the line if it passes ,    this should finish us off if we're not already done for.   Just imagine how a loon like AOC has enough clout to pass legislation that affects all of us like this.
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If it passes, I will claim exempt from payroll taxes and also claim 300 million dependents.

What are they going to do ? Put me in Jail?
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:50:47 PM EDT
5. Forces faith-based child care providers out: The bill blocks the ability of many faith-based providers from participating in the childcare system and will lead to many of their closures (page 280).

What's funny about this is that Baptist Children and Family Services (BCFS) and Lutheran Social Services of the South hedged their bets with the Biden admin so they could make millions housing  unaccompanied minors at the border. I don't see Biden freezing them out after the Office of Refugee Resettlement gave them huge contracts.  Governor Abbott made decide they could have state child care licenses or they could house illegals for the feds, but not both.  They gave up their state child care licenses and now have to live with that decision.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:53:03 PM EDT
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It is, they just don’t care and there’s no way to stop them.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:54:00 PM EDT
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What do you mean, "nothing to do with the bill"? If they put it in there, then it IS the bill. This is the Democrats' wish list, and they're gonna try and get it all done on one pass.

If you mean, "nothing to do with the budget" as reconciliation bills are supposed to  according to Senate rules, then yeah. This all has nothing to do with the budget, for the most part, and it's a massive abuse of what reconciliation is supposed to be for. and the Senate parliamentarian has told them that they can't do a few things so far, like mass amnesty and the $15 minimum wage. Whether they listen to her is a different story.

When they pass it, no one will actually know all of what's in there, because no one has read it end-to-end.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:55:45 PM EDT
I would ask if they realize it will destroy the economy, destroy the middle class, hurt good people, etc, but I already know that answer...
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:56:25 PM EDT
Wonder how many of these items passed in this short term extension that was recently passed?



If this passes as it stands, I’m done working!  Why bother???
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:56:35 PM EDT
The bill also does away with self directed IRAs. My accountant told me that this morning.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 2:59:43 PM EDT
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Good Lord this is unraveling quickly.

I know the seeds have been sown in years and decades past, but this is getting exponentially worse.
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Well... The door is open now for them. They seized an opportunity presented by the virus to accumulate  power, see how much control they can exert, divide and identify 'who' is not with them, and bring the economy to its knees. ALL necessary to usher in a 'build back better' strategy. How do you 'build back' something that hasn't been  dismantled?

This has been in their playbook for decades, being implemented slowly....it's just NOW that they have the opportunity to do it all simultaneously and have other places in the world to use as a barometer for what to push, when to push, how far to push. They expect pushback in the US and will accept the losses associated with it.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:00:35 PM EDT
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8. Includes legislative hull for Biden's vaccine mandate: Increases OSHA penalties on businesses that fail to implement the mandate up to $700,000 per violation and includes $2.6 billion in funding for the Department of Labor to increase enforcement of these penalties (page 168).

19. Opens border even wider: The bill would waive many grounds for immigration inadmissibility, including infection or lack of vaccination status during a Pandemic, failure to attend removal proceedings in previous immigration cases, and the previous renouncement of American citizenship. DHS may also waive  previous convictions for human trafficking, narcotics violations, and illegal voting (page 903).

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Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:01:00 PM EDT
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That should help kick off the war.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:06:28 PM EDT
Oh I love all of these wonderful things... So happy he got the most votes ever.....
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:09:11 PM EDT
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There will be no war.

They'll pass it in the middle of the night, brag about it some the next day, and then instruct the media to talk about something else for a week to distract everyone. Maybe they'll have Biden say or do something stupid so that they can show us a different shiny object to play with.

We will all go to work the next day like nothing happened.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:10:57 PM EDT
IF that list is real....that's very fucked up.

Why can't the fuckin dems just let shit be
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:11:32 PM EDT
30 years war started after a bunch of German politicians were thrown out of windows.  Theres even a German word for it.  I think we should think about adopting that tradition.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:16:57 PM EDT
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Jesus, that's like the entire Democrat wish list like there . About the only thing missing is something to do with gun control.
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Its thousands and thousand of pages of fine print written in legalese. It would take an individual years to comb through it all.

Point being I wouldn't count out some gun control language being tucked away in there.


Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:17:05 PM EDT
30 years war started after a bunch of German politicians were thrown out of windows.  Theres even a German word for it.  I think we should think about adopting that tradition.
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Its thousands and thousand of pages of fine print written in legalese. It would take an individual years to comb through it all.

Point being I wouldn't count out some gun control language being tucked away in there.


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And it's probably taken many more years to write.
All this shit has been stashed away in filing cabinets just waiting for the right opportunity to slap it all together and
jam it down our throats. I fucking HATE these people.
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IF that list is real....that's very fucked up.

Why can't the fuckin dems just let shit be
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because they're smart and we're stupid, we need them to tell us how to live our lives because we're too busy clinging to our God and guns
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:21:57 PM EDT
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I'm sure the GOP will agree to something.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:25:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2021 3:26:08 PM EDT by pumbaajk]
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Where mah stimmy check though!?!
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:27:07 PM EDT
Did they pass it?
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Not yet. They will, though.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:33:10 PM EDT
It’s a ticking time bomb, prepare accordingly
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:37:44 PM EDT
Shits going to get wicked, it's unsustainable.
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This needs to be sent to every politician in DC.
Link Posted: 10/13/2021 3:44:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/13/2021 3:45:18 PM EDT by Nicodemus7]
I didn’t see anything about guns. Have the leftists woken up to the fact that many on the right are single issue voters that will accept anything if the guns aren’t threatened?

ETA: or is armed resistance part of the wishlist in burning this thing to the ground?
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