Hillary Clinton is promising tax cuts for the middle class, while also proposing an additional $1 trillion in federal spending, while also promising to grow the economy and meet all the federal government’s current budgetary responsibilities.
Now THAT would be a Christmas miracle.
Clinton critics say she hit the $1 trillion mark over the weekend, when she unveiled a $275 billion infrastructure plan…The latest plan calls for $250 billion in direct investment over the next five years. An additional $25 billion would fund a national infrastructure bank. This comes on top of an array of other Clinton economic proposals – including a $350 billion college affordability plan.
… Even The Washington Post editorial board questioned whether that’s a realistic promise considering the various spending proposals and tax credits on the table. The newspaper said in an editorial over the weekend that the vow not to raise taxes on those earning less than $250,000 while still funding promised benefits is “implausible.”
“There is simply no way that the federal government can meet its current fiscal commitments, plus the increased demands of an aging population, and provide the new forms of middle-class relief and business tax relief Ms. Clinton promises, while tapping only the top 3 percent of earners,” the Post editorial board wrote.
This is just further evidence that Democrats are willing to say anything and promise everything in order to get elected. They are counting on Americans to be uninformed enough to believe them. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we continue to empower ourselves and educate our neighbors on the issues and the facts heading into 2016.