Fran Freedle: Spending bill out of control |

Fran Freedle: Spending bill out of control

After an all-night session while Republicans tried to pressure Democrats to vote against the 2,000 page, huge spending bill, Democrats passed it and are bragging about it. It will add to our out-of-control national debt by:

∎ Adding $1.5 trillion in new taxes, including raising taxes on middle-class Americans and small businesses.

∎ Imposing a new natural gas tax that will spike costs for home heating, electricity, and gasoline and destroy jobs.

∎ Empowering the IRS to spy on American taxpayers’ bank accounts via 87,000 new IRS agents at a cost of $80 billion.

∎ Subjecting an additional 1.2 million small business owners and middle-class Americans to costly and invasive audits.

∎ Giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants while failing to secure our southern border. Giving illegal immigrants $3,600 a year for every child they bring into America or give birth to after arriving.

∎ Forcing taxpayers to subsidize abortions.

∎ Limiting seniors’ access to new cures and treatments by imposing socialist price controls on prescription drugs.

∎ Forcing taxpayers to subsidize union members’ dues.

This is what one-house rule is all about. Republicans tried their best to bring common sense and spending restraint to the debate. They failed, and the American people lose.

Fran Freedle

Grass Valley


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


See more