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Who are Democrats fighting for? Not you
Sen. Marco Rubio
August 13, 2021
Washington Examiner 
 
Show us your budget and we’ll know your priorities.
 
Senate Democrats did exactly that when they passed a $3.5 trillion budget drafted by self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Three provisions make clear that hardworking families are not a priority for today’s Democratic Party — a party captured by radical Marxists who hate America.
 
First, and perhaps most telling, the budget contains a provision that could allow Democrats to create a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally. It is hard to imagine the border crisis getting worse, but a new backdoor amnesty would surely foment a new wave amid a pandemic. … 
 
Second, Democrats are taking the first step toward a universal basic income by transforming the incredibly popular child tax credit for working parents into a government child allowance that gives cash to parents who aren’t working.
 
We’ve seen firsthand the destructive consequences that follow when the government pays people not to work. …  
 
Third, Democrats would deliver a huge federal subsidy to high-tax states and local governments by lifting the cap on the state and local tax deduction. As the Brookings Institution explained, “Lifting the cap on the SALT deduction would massively favor the rich, with most of the benefit going to the top one percent.” ...
 
There are countless other provisions in the Democrats’ budget that would inflict serious harm on our nation. From more government control over early education and the destruction of America’s domestic fossil fuel industry to massive inflationary impacts — it is one of the most reckless and radical proposals in our nation’s history.
 
I’ve described this before as a blatant power grab — part of the radical Marxists’ plan to destroy and remake our country. But now we can actually see what the Democrats are fighting for: an open borders welfare state run by the coastal elites.
 
If the Democrats are successful, they will turn America into an unexceptional nation mired in decline. We cannot allow that to happen.
 
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