As inflation continues to soar and Congress continues to spend billions of taxpayer dollars, Miami Mayor Francis Suarez warns Americans are witnessing an example of “the socialist model gone wrong and gone awry,” much as it did in Venezuela and Cuba.
“It is a regressive tax,” Suarez explained Saturday on Fox News’s “One Nation.”
“What happens is, most people who are in the lower part of the income spectrum have their money in banks that are not earning interest and that are losing purchasing power,” he said.
Suarez pointed to the skyrocketing price of rent in the nation’s cities as an indication of the administration’s failed policies.
“Rents are through the roof across urban America,” he said. “I was recently with the mayor of Austin, the mayor of Denver, the mayor of New York. I’m the president of the Conference of Mayors and we’re all marveling at, you know, the fact that rents are up in all of our cities over 50%.”
“This is the socialist model gone wrong and gone awry, where government spends more than what it takes in. Where you now have a supply chain shortage that exacerbates inflation to historic rates,” ,” the Republican mayor warned. “And then, of course, the solution, according to the Democrats, is more government, which we’ve seen in places like Cuba and Venezuela just doesn’t work.”
As American Wire reported, the Senate passed a whopping $40 billion Ukrainian aid package, bringing the total amount of taxpayer dollars sent to the warring nation to more than $54 billion in just two months, as American families struggle to fill their gas tanks and put food on the table.
Just eleven Senators voted against the bill, including Rand Paul (R-KY), who managed to temporarily pause the Senate vote in the name of oversight.
In explaining his reasons for opposing the bill, Paul cited his oath of office.
“My oath of office is to the U.S. Constitution, not to any foreign nation,” the controversial lawmaker tweeted prior to the vote. “Congress is trying yet again to ram through a spending bill — one that I doubt anyone has actually read — and there’s no oversight included into how the money is being spent.”
“While I sympathize with the people of Ukraine, and commend their fight against Putin, we cannot continue to spend money we don’t have,” he continued, adding that the bill is “threatening our own national security, and it’s frankly a slap in the face to millions of taxpayers who are struggling to buy gas, groceries, and find baby formula.”
All I requested is an amendment to be included in the final bill that allows for the Inspector General to oversee how funds are spent. Anyone who is opposed to this is irresponsible.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2022
It’s threatening our own national security, and it’s frankly a slap in the face to millions of taxpayers who are struggling to buy gas, groceries, and find baby formula.
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) May 13, 2022
According to Suarez, the high rate of income tax that funds government spending makes Americans little more than government employees.
“I mean, there are states in this country where people are paying more than 50% of their income in taxes,” he said. “That means the government is more than your partner. That means that you work for the government instead of the government working for you. It just doesn’t make any sense and it’s destroying cities, just like it destroyed the countries of Venezuela and Cuba.”
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