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The more the American people hear about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ $3.5 trillion spending bill, the more they don’t like it!

According to a new YouGov poll that AFP commissioned, 54 percent of people who have heard a lot about the bill think it should be scrapped. And by a 47-33 margin, Americans believe the bill would trigger higher inflation, increase the cost of living, and that Congress should hold off on any new spending.

Washington may think this government takeover of the economy is what people want, but they couldn’t be more wrong. Everyday Americans who will end up footing the bill know better.

The Biden-Sanders $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend boondoggle would only lead to suffocating taxes, crushing debt, and would risk runaway inflation that American families can’t afford. Lawmakers should listen to their constituents and scrap the plan.

This massive bill is a huge part of President Joe Biden’s $4.7 trillion reckless spending spree, masquerading as an “infrastructure” package. The president has even tried to claim his plan will cost nothing.

That couldn’t be further from the truth. We’ve packaged up three of the worst myths about this runaway spending spree. I encourage you to take a look and share the facts with your friends and family. Read our fact-check here.


Our sister organization Americans for Prosperity Foundation has released a new report exposing the true cost of overregulation and red tape in health care.

Certificate of Need (CON) Laws, which are on the books in 35 states, require health care providers to get government permission to expand facilities and services. While these laws were initially enacted to control costs in health care, in practice they’ve become a major barrier to care, especially in underserved communities.

The result? The report shows that since 2016, CON laws in just four states alone have resulted in nearly $1 billion in lost health care investment.

This has a real impact on people’s lives by limiting their health care options, increasing barriers to care, and driving up costs.

Check out AFPF’s report to learn more.