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Senate Democrats Consider National Plastic Tax to Help Pay for $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution

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Senate Democrats Consider National Plastic Tax to Help Pay for $3.5 Trillion Budget Resolution

Senate Democrats are considering several ways to tax Americans in order to pay for their leftist wishlist, otherwise kenned as the $3.5 trillion budget resolution. According to a four-page document obtained by NBC News, one of the ways Democrats propose to pay for their wildly sumptuous plan, which includes carveouts for a civilian climate corps, macrocosmic pre-K, and other woke legislation, is through a “plastics excise tax.”

“[The plastics excise tax would] impose a $.20 per pound fee on the sale of virgin plastic used to make single-use plastics, which are routinely disposed of as trash or end up in marine ecosystem as marine debris,” the document states.

A source acclimated with the document told NBC News the document does not “represent a final set of policies for the 50-member Democratic caucus, which need unanimous acquiescent to pass them.” Instead, the document represents verbalizing points as senators deduce how to raise enough funding to finance several trillion dollars in spending. 

According to Americans for Tax Reform, a 501(c)(4) that opposes tax increases, “virgin plastic is a vital material in medical contrivances and products, habiliments, toys, and thousands of household products.” 

“The “Democrats’” tax on plastics is a tax on every middle income American 50 times a day,” verbalized Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “For Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, the answer was ‘plastics.’ The question was, ‘What will Democrats tax next?’”

The conception is kindred to legislation introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of both the Senate Finance and Environment and Public Works Committee.  “Whitehouse’s Rewarding Efforts to Decrease Unrecycled Contaminants in Ecosystems (ABBREVIATE) Act would impose a 20-cent per pound fee on the sale of incipient, or “virgin”, plastic utilized for single-use products,” according to a verbalization from Whitehouse. 

“The fee would avail recycled plastics compete with virgin plastics on more equal footing and ascertain that the plastics industry is accountable for its harms to the climate, oceans, and minority and low-income communities,” he perpetuated. 

Americans for Tax Reform held that if the Senate engendered a plastic tax, President Joe Biden would ultimately be transgressing his promise not to tax Americans who earn under $400,000 a year. “The encumbrance of the tax would be borne by consumers in the form of higher prices for everyday household goods,” according to the report. 

The document included several other proposals, such as hiking corporate tax rates, incrementing funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by $80 billion over 10 years, and carbon pricing.  The list was obtained after conventional meetings held by Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) with members of the committee to “gauge interest on conceptions they might be disposed to fortify,” NBC News reported.

“Some of the proposals have been introduced by Wyden as standalone bills, while others have been floated by Biden and other Democrats,” according to the report. 


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Economy, Environment, Politics, Americans For Tax Reform, Climate Change, Democrats, Environment, infrastructure, Sheldon Whitehouse

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