A recently released poll indicates that a significant percentage of Americans do not support the gargantuan $3.5T spending plan. However, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi continue attempting to shove this plan through Congress.
However, various Democrat lawmakers will face highly competitive races in the 2022 midterm elections, and they could find themselves even more vulnerable if they fail to support the massive spending package being promoted by Biden and Pelosi. The $3.5T spending bill will also come in addition to the infrastructure bill, which in and of itself costs trillions. Presumably, the $3.5T spending package will focus on climate change, social welfare, and Medicare expansion.
The poll was conducted by No Labels, which is an organization that supports bipartisanship approaches in politics. When asked whether or not they supported Washington D.C.’s spending of $4.7T in total on various activities, ranging from infrastructure to social welfare programs, 57 percent of respondents indicated they did not support this level of spending.
Moreover, the survey also determined that “a supermajority is concerned this level of spending could hurt them directly in the form of runaway inflation, higher taxes down the line, lower economic growth or negative impacts on their family’s finance.”
Clearly, voters do not support this massive bill for numerous reasons, given that it is intended to advance multiple Democrat policies while also financing the plan with the government, which derives its funding from American taxpayers.
However, Democrats continue to promote blatant fiscal irresponsibility.
Democrats claim that they will reward voters in exchange for voters’ support of the bill, but the opposite of a reward is far more likely to happen. Thus, the Biden- and Pelosi-backed legislation could be a major problem for Democrats in 2022.
Poll respondents also indicated that they preferred bipartisan bills to be passed, not just Democrat-driven legislation routinely rammed through Congress.
Nonetheless, even if the proposed spending was bipartisan, $3.5T should make any potential supporter recognize the reality of massive federal spending.