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WSJ: Schumer-Manchin Deal is a Tax Increase on Every American

August 01, 2022

Democrats drove the economy into a recession and the new Schumer-Manchin “Inflation and Recession Act” worsens inflation and raises taxes on American businesses, job creators, and workers at the worst possible time, according to experts.


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The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes: “The more Americans learn what’s in this tax-and-spend behemoth, the more they’ll dislike it.”


The Schumer-Manchin tax-and-spend deal


  • …worsens inflation: “The Penn Wharton Budget Model, which Sen. Manchin has been known to watch, examined the details of Schumer-Manchin and found that it doesn’t contain any net deficit reduction until 2027.”
  • …harms American manufacturers and job creators: “Evidence is emerging that the new Schumer-Manchin 15 percent minimum tax on corporate-book income is especially harmful to U.S. manufacturing firms. An analysis by Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), which is hardly a nest of supply-siders, found that 49.7 percent of the tax would hit U.S. manufacturers.”
  • …cuts wages for workers: “An analysis by the National Association of Manufacturers says the tax in 2023 alone will reduce real GDP by $68.5 billion and cut labor income by $17.1 billion…Raise the corporate tax rate, and you’re cutting wages and salaries for workers.”
  • …raises taxes on all Americans: “The JCT finds that average tax rates will increase for nearly every income category in 2023 under the bill.”
  • …violates President Biden’s tax pledge: “Taxes will rise by $16.7 billion in 2023 on Americans earning less than $200,000 a year. Taxpayers earning between $200,000 and $500,000 will pay $14.1 billion more. This gives the lie to Democratic claims that no one earning under $400,000 will pay more taxes under the bill, a promise Mr. Biden also made in his campaign. The reality is that the Schumer-Manchin bill is a tax increase on nearly every American.”


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