October 22, 2021
Senator Mitt Romney
104 Hart Senate Office Building – Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5251 – FAX: 202-224-6331 – 801-524-4379
Dear Senator Romney;
In your October 18 – October 22 “Weekly Recap,” you claim that “Democrats in Washington continued their chaotic, scrambled efforts to put together a reckless spending bill.”
That ‘reckless spending bill’ is Build Back Better, which reduces costs for child care, health care, higher education, housing, and prescription drugs, invests in clean energy, education, workforce training, and reduces taxes for families with children and workers without children.
You further claim to be focused on “the troubling state of the national debt.”
It is ironic that you, who supported the Republican 2017 tax bill demanded by wealthy Republican donors like Brendan Bechtel, Diane Hendricks, and Richard and Liz Uihlein, and other individuals and corporations, who were ultimately rewarded with tax savings to the tune of multi-millions of dollars and added some $2 trillion to the national debt, now claim to be focused on “the troubling state of our national debt.”
On Build Back Better, you conveniently ignore the following crucial facts:
- 81,283,098 voters, primarily working Americans, not super-rich elites, elected Joe Biden in November 2020 to deliver Build Back Better, and a majority of Americans today support Build Back Better. Must I remind you that America is a representative democracy which means you were elected to represent the interests of the majority of all Americans?
- Build Back Better will be paid for NOT by increasing the national debt but by giving the IRS the tools it needs to improve collections from mega-rich corporations and individuals who rely on armies of accountants and lawyers to avoid paying their fair share and by increasing taxes on those same corporations and individuals, so clerks, factory workers, firefighters, police officers, and teachers don’t pay more in taxes than people like the former president, many of your donors, and multi-billion-dollar organizations like Amazon, General Electric, and too many others to list here
- According to seventeen Nobel prize-winning economists, Build Back Better will transform the nation’s economy without increasing the public debt or inflation while enabling the U.S. to address the devastating effects of climate change
We wonder —– If lobbyists, donors, and you and your Republican cohorts do manage to kill Build Back Better, will the quality of life for working Americans and their families be better?
If so, how so?
Do you have the courage it’ll take to answer either of those questions honestly?
I guess we’ll have to wait to see —— or will we?
Regards, Davy Z Jones
Dear Reader: Please feel free to send a copy of this letter or a reasonable facsimile thereof to your honorable Republican representatives in or about Washington, D.C., with my compliments. At least they’ll know you’re watching.
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