American Jobs Plan

The American Jobs Plan Is a Call to Arms for the GOP

by Karl Rove,
from The Wall Street Journal,

Republicans have to stop the massive spending bill from transforming the U.S.

There’s plenty of action on Capitol Hill, and not all of it has to do with the Jan. 6 Commission. Washington’s power and the future of American free enterprise hinge on how the drama surrounding the infrastructure legislation plays out. A group of Republican senators led by Ohio’s Rob Portman are negotiating with Democrats on a bipartisan bill that, depending on what’s agreed to, might be imperfect legislation that’s decidedly useful to support. At the same time, Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders along with their House counterparts are preparing the $3.5 trillion American Jobs Plan for passage on a straight party-line vote. But will most Americans accept the gigantic expansion of government contemplated by the AJP? The legislation implements confiscatory taxes to fund a cradle-to-grave welfare state, likely producing sclerotic growth in jobs and wages and pressure to raise taxes still higher to fund the left’s vision.

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