Democrats say goodbye to reelection

Source: US National Republican Congressional Committee

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Vulnerable House Democrats just voted for the politically toxic “Build Back Better” socialist spending spree and kissed their reelection chances goodbye. 

According to NRCC polling, only 39% of battleground voters support “Build Back Better” while 46% oppose it.

Some of the most unpopular items in the bill include: 

  • A natural gas tax that will increase home heating costs, electricity rates, and raise gas prices.
  • An eighty-thousand-dollar tax break to wealthy homeowners in New York, New Jersey, and California. A move that would cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy, not the middle class.
  • A $3,600 a year child tax credit to illegal immigrants for every child they bring into America or give birth to after arriving.
  • 87,000 new IRS agents to increase audits of taxpayers that will look through the bank accounts of every American earning or spending more than $600 per year to make sure they are paying enough taxes, disproportionally affecting small business owners.

NRCC COMMENT: “House Democrats just voted for a bill that leading economists say will make prices rise even faster. Democrats seem intent on destroying our economy before they lose the majority.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair 

The list of vulnerable House Democrats who voted for this reckless spending spree include:

AZ-01 – Tom O’Halleran 
AZ-02 – Ann Kirkpatrick

AZ-09 – Greg Stanton    
CA-03 – John Garamendi 
CA-07 – Ami Bera 
CA-10 – Josh Harder 
CA-16 – Jim Costa 
CA-36 – Raul Ruiz 
CA-45 – Katie Porter 
CA-49 – Mike Levin 

CO-07 – Ed Perlmutter  

CT-02 – Joe Courtney
CT-05 – Jahana Hayes 
FL-07 – Stephanie Murphy 

FL-09 – Darren Soto  
FL-13 – Charlie Crist 

GA-02 – Sanford Bishop  
GA-06 – Lucy McBath 
GA-07 – Carolyn Bourdeaux 
IA-03 – Cindy Axne 
IL-03 – Marie Newman 
IL-06 – Sean Casten 
IL-14 – Lauren Underwood 
IL-17 – Cheri Bustos 

IN-01 – Frank Mrvan  
KS-03 – Sharice Davids 

MD-06 – David Trone
MI-05 – Dan Kildee 
MI-08 – Elissa Slotkin 
MI-11 – Haley Stevens 
MN-02 – Angie Craig 
MN-03 – Dean Phillips 

NC-01 – G.K. Butterfield  
NC-02 – Deborah Ross 
NH-01 – Chris Pappas 

NH-02 – Annie Kuster
NJ-03 – Andy Kim 
NJ-05 – Josh Gottheimer 
NJ-07 – Tom Malinowski 
NJ-11 – Mikie Sherrill 

NM-03 – Teresa Leger-Fernández   
NV-03 – Susie Lee 
NV-04 – Steven Horsford 
NY-03 – Tom Suozzi 
NY-04 – Kathleen Rice 
NY-18 – Sean Patrick Maloney 
NY-19 – Antonio Delgado 
NY-20 – Paul Tonko 
NY-25 – Joe Morelle 
NY-26 – Brian Higgins 
OH-13 – Tim Ryan 
OR-04 – Peter DeFazio 
OR-05 – Kurt Schrader 

PA-04 – Madeleine Dean  
PA-06 – Chrissy Houlahan  
PA-07 – Susan Wild 
PA-08 – Matt Cartwright 
PA-17 – Conor Lamb 

TN-05 – Jim Cooper
TX-07 – Lizzie Fletcher 
TX-15 – Vicente Gonzalez 
TX-28 – Henry Cuellar 
TX-32 – Colin Allred 
TX-34 – Filemon Vela 
VA-02 – Elaine Luria 
VA-07 – Abigail Spanberger 

VA-10 – Jennifer Wexton  
WA-08 – Kim Schrier 
WI-03 – Ron Kind   

Democrats’ anti-energy policies are coming back to bite them

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Americans are seeing the effects of Joe Biden and House Democrats’ anti-energy agenda at the pump, and they are NOT happy. 

Biden’s decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and place a moratorium on fracking on public lands has led to sky-high gas prices and plummeting poll numbers for Joe Biden. 

And if Democrats’ pass their anti-energy socialist spending spree, Americans will see prices continue to soar.

NRCC COMMENT: “Democrats will pay at the polls for forcing their anti-energy agenda on the American people and causing the price of gas to skyrocket.” — NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair 

ICYMI: Biden’s trillion dollar wish list creates loophole for illegals to receive taxpayer-funded payday

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ICYMI: Biden’s trillion dollar wish list creates loophole for illegals to receive taxpayer-funded payday

Democrats want to raise middle-class taxes to give taxpayer-funded payouts to illegal immigrants.

Any vulnerable Democrat who votes for this legislation will lose their seat.

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Biden’s spending bill drops key child tax credit requirement that could pay out billions to illegal immigrants

Joe Schoffstall

Fox News

November 15, 2021

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-spending-bill-child-tax-credit-requirement

President Biden’s massive $1.75 trillion spending bill would drop a component of the child tax credit program that could lead to billions in payouts to illegal immigrants. 

Tucked away on page 1,647 of the Build Back Better Act, the Democrats’ social spending package, is a provision that would repeal the Social Security number requirement to obtain child tax credits. This change would expand child tax credits to parents of illegal immigrants who don’t have Social Security numbers.

Steven Camarota, a Center for Immigration Studies researcher, estimated that eliminating the requirement could result in up to $2.3 billion in additional child tax credit payouts to illegal immigrants. 

“Illegal immigrants are able to receive benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children,” Camarota told Fox News. “But the permanent elimination of the SSN requirement means that even illegal immigrants whose children are also illegally in the country can receive cash payments, including the roughly 600,000 unaccompanied minors and persons in family units stopped at the border in FY2021 and released.”

Camarota also estimates an $8.2 billion payout from the expanded child tax credits to illegal immigrants with U.S.-born children. 

“In addition to dropping the Social Security number requirement, receipt of payments for illegal immigrants is made all the easier because reconciliation also eliminates the work requirement for next year,” Camarota said. “In the past, some illegal immigrants who worked off the books sometimes had trouble demonstrating employment income, but now that won’t be a problem.”

In 2021, the American Rescue Plan increased the maximum child tax credits from $2,000 to $3,600 per child under 6 years old and from $2,000 to $3,000 for children ages 6 to 17. The new proposal would extend these figures through 2022.

Working families currently get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent. Families who did not make enough to be required to file taxes are also eligible for the credits.

The new legislation would eliminate the work requirement, which has caused friction between Sen. Joe Manchin and other Democrats.

“I believe government should be your best partner, but it shouldn’t be your provider,” the West Virginia Democrat said of the requirement. “We have a moral obligation to provide for those who have incapacities, such as physical or mental. But everyone else should be able to help and chip in, so that’s my mindset.”

The child tax credit extensions are not related to the Biden administration’s floated idea of payouts to illegal immigrant families separated at the border. 

The White House did not return Fox News’ request for comment.

ICYMI: House Democrats largely downplayed inflation concerns in recent months: ‘Not out of control’

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ICYMI: House Democrats largely downplayed inflation concerns in recent months: ‘Not out of control’

According to a recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, 70% of Americans think the economy is in bad shape, half of American blame Biden directly for inflation and only 39% of Americans approve of Joe Biden’s handling on the economy.

Yet, House Democrats continue to downplay inflation and support massive spending bills as the price of goods keeps skyrocketing.

It’s like they’re trying to lose… 

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House Democrats largely downplayed inflation concerns in recent months: ‘Not out of control’

Jessica Chasmar

Fox Business

November 15, 2021

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/house-democrats-downplayed-inflation-concerns

House Democrats largely downplayed inflation concerns in recent months, insisting it’s “not out of control” despite the price of goods and gas soaring to record highs.

The consumer price index climbed 6.2% year over year in October, the Labor Department said Wednesday, marking the largest annual gain since November 1990. Energy prices jumped 4.8% last month and were up 30% over the past year, while food prices are up 5.3% year over year, the department said.

While the Biden administration has described the inflation as transitory, some economists warn it will persist for years. Democrats largely downplayed the crisis while they struggled to reach an agreement on their $1.75 trillion social spending bill, which is still being negotiated, and the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which passed Congress last week after months of party infighting.

Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., said during a town hall Tuesday that “we are going to continue to make sure that this inflation that we’re seeing is temporary.”

Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., said during a town hall last month that “inflation right now is problematic but not out of control, as far as the economists across our entire nation have indicated. Hopefully, we’ll get out of that in the next half year or so.”

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told The Wall Street Journal in September that while he thinks inflation is a concern, the current focus on the issue is “a cynical political game being played by the Republicans.”

Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., declared in August that a little inflation is a “good thing.”

“I think there is a general consensus among economists that a little bit of inflation would actually be a good thing, because the federal reserve has a mandate to keep interest rates manageable but not zero and inflation manageable but not excessive,” he said during an Aug. 7 town hall. “And since the 2008 crisis, they’ve cut interest rates, cut interest rates, cut interest rates and inflation didn’t go up. And so then they had to keep trying to figure out how do I make sure – because people would like to have a little bit more money next year, right? That’s inflation.”

In July, Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga., said she believed things were going to “level out as we go into the months ahead.” 

In the four months since Bourdeaux’s prediction, U.S. consumer prices have accelerated at the fastest annual pace in more than 30 years.

The Federal Reserve announced plans earlier this month to taper its $120 billion per month in asset purchases while taking notice of “elevated” inflation. 

The Fed will later this month begin scaling back its purchases of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities by $15 billion a month, which puts its asset-purchase program on pace to end in June.

Markets are currently pricing in the first rate hike to occur in July 2022. 

INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS: Dem spending bill could increase federal deficits

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The committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is out with a new analysis that shows Democrats’ socialist spending spree could increase federal deficits by $200 billion dollars. 

The independent group says“House Democrats’ latest version of the bill includes $2.4 trillion in spending and tax expenditures but only $2.2 trillion in offsets.” 

This is not good news for Nancy Pelosi and the White House, who promised the American people their reckless spending spree was paid for.

NRCC COMMENT: “Democrats’ reckless spending spree will blow a hole in our deficit and make inflation even worse.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair

WSJ: Thanksgiving Dinner Staples Are Low in Stock Thanks to Supply-Chain Issues

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Welcome to Thanksgiving during the Biden Administration.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

Turkeys are low on stock: “By the end of October turkeys were over 60% out of stock—lower than the same time last year by more than 30 percentage points.”

Cranberry sauce is low on stock: “Cans of cranberry sauce are 20% out of stock and in decline.”

Yams and sweet potatoes are low on stock“…supplies of sweet potatoes and yams have remained below last year’s levels. Currently, they are a quarter out of stock.”

Refrigerated pies are low on stock: “Besides turkey, this product will be among the most out-of-stock of essential Thanksgiving items.”

NRCC COMMENT: “Joe Biden promised he’d ‘build back better,’ but because of Democrat policies not only is the cost of Thanksgiving dinner through the roof, Americans can’t even find a turkey to put on their table.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair

NEW POLL: No good news for House Dems in Texas

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A new UT/TT poll finds that Joe Biden’s poll numbers in Texas are absolutely catastrophic. 

There’s no good news. 

  • Biden’s job approval rating is 20 points underwater, with only 35% approving of the job he’s doing compared to 55% who disapprove. 
  • Biden’s job approval rating on immigration and border security is 41 POINTS underwater. Only 22% (!!) of Texans think Joe Biden is doing a good job handling the border crisis while 65% (!!) disapprove. 
  • Biden’s job approval rating on the economy is 23% underwater. Only 32% of Texans approve of the job he’s doing compared to 55% who disapprove. 

NRCC COMMENT: “These terrible new poll numbers reinforce that every vulnerable House Democrat in Texas has a decision to make: retire or lose.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair

FW: Will Tom O’Halleran and Greg Stanton vote without a CBO score?

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Hi there – 

The NRCC sent releases like the below to the districts of vulnerable Democrats asking them if they’ll vote for Democrats’ “Build Back Better” socialist spending spree without a CBO score (a non-partisan evaluation of the price tag). 

Let us know if you hear back! 

Will Axne vote without a CBO score?

Will IL Dems vote without a CBO score?

Will MI Dems vote without a CBO score?

Will Mrvan vote without a CBO score?

Will MN Dems vote without a CBO score?

Will DeFazio and Schrader vote without a CBO score?

Will Schrier vote without a CBO score?

Will Davids vote without a CBO score?

Will Perlmutter vote without a CBO score?

Will Darren Soto vote without a CBO score?

Will McBath, Bourdeaux and Bishop vote without a CBO score?

Will Ross and Butterfield vote without a CBO score?

Will Tom O’Halleran and Greg Stanton vote without a CBO score?

Will CT Dems vote without a CBO?

Will Jim Cooper vote without a CBO score?

Will Spanberger, Luria and Wexton vote without a CBO score?

Will NY Dems vote without a CBO?

Will Trone vote without a CBO?

Will CA Dems vote without a CBO score?

Will TX Dems vote without a CBO score?

Will NH Dems vote without a CBO?

Will Teresa Leger Fernández vote without a CBO score?

Will NJ Dems vote without a CBO?

Will Susie Lee and Steven Horsford vote without a CBO score?


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The New York Times reports the true cost of Democrats’ reckless tax and spending bill may be as high as $4 trillion.   
 
NYT: “Budget experts say true cost of legislation could be $4 trillion as lawmakers rely on sleights of hand to bring down the price tag.” 
 
A score from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office will tell Americans exactly how much Democrats’ big government spending bill will cost, but Nancy Pelosi is trying to jam the bill through without a score. 
 
NRCC Comment: “Before Democrats enact a $4 trillion piece of legislation, Americans deserve to know the full consequences of that legislation. It would be completely reckless for Tom O’Halleran and Greg Stanton to vote for this big government spending bill without a CBO price tag.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair  

NEW STUDY: Dems’ bill will reduce economic output, eliminate jobs

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The Tax Foundation is out with a new analysis that shows despite Democrats’ promises, their socialist spending spree won’t “build back better” at all.  

The analysis found the bill “would reduce long-run economic output by nearly 0.4 percent and eliminate about 103,000 full-time equivalent jobs in the United States. It would also reduce average after-tax incomes for the top 80 percent of taxpayers over the long run.”

NRCC COMMENT: “Prices are up, paychecks are down, and Democrats’ want to pass a socialist spending spree that places an even heavier burden on American families.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair

Democrats are causing Americans’ heating bills to skyrocket

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Americans are already expected to pay 54% more to heat their homes this winter. 

And if a natural gas tax in Democrats’ socialist spending spree wasn’t enough for Joe Biden, the EPA is now proposing new regulations that could raise energy prices even more for American families this winter. 

When will House Democrats finally say “NO” to more policies that are causing costs to skyrocket?  

NRCC COMMENT: “The American people can thank Joe Biden and House Democrats for the spike in their heating bill this winter.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Torunn Sinclair