Last Wednesday, Senator Chuck Grassley was one of 17 Republicans to join all 50 Senate Democrats in voting to move President Joe Biden’s reckless spending bill to the floor. Biden’s legislation, which seeks to continue the government spending spree by $1 trillion, comes amidst the national debt nearing $30 trillion and inflation surging to the highest levels in more than a decade.
Senate Democrats have made it clear that the $1 trillion dollar package will pave the way for the rest of Biden’s catastrophic agenda through an even larger $3.5 trillion dollar spending bill that they plan to pass through reconciliation, which allows them to avoid a filibuster and pass it without any Republican support.
“Congress has been spending at an unsustainable rate,” said Iowa State Senator Jim Carlin, who is running to be the next United States Senator from Iowa in 2022. “And how are they going to pay for it? They aren’t. We are. Middle-class working families and fixed-income seniors will pay the price for a spending spree that devalues their paychecks. We don’t need to go on a spending spree with the incomes of hardworking families who have seen their gas prices rise, their businesses go under, and the value of their income plummet.”
Moderate Democrats have openly linked their support for the initial bill to the reconciliation bill, enabling the enactment of a Democratic agenda that will fundamentally remake America. This legislation will be a cesspool for Senate Democrat priorities, from mass amnesty, to wasteful green-new-deal policies, to job-killing corporate tax increases.
“This type of Washington dysfunction needs to end, and it should have ended with Iowa Republicans voting against this bill,” Carlin said. “That’s why I’m running for Senate. We need people there who will stand up and act in the best interest of Iowans.”