A document has surfaced with the signature of Democrat Chuck Schumer.
Back in July, Schumer signed an agreement with Democrat Senator Joe Manchin on certain terms in order to vote “yes” on for this fiscal year’s budget and Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.
It was titled “Agreement to Start Budget Resolution” and it was kept out of public sight at the time.
The signed document was leaked last week and exposes Schumer for failing to be honest with members of his own Democratic party.
The document shows the budget limit would be $1.5 trillion.
Instead, Schumer and the Democrats have back the largest single spending bill in history, which costs $3.5 trillion.
The document also agrees that they would not surpass the 25-percent mark for corporate tax rate.
Instead, Schumer and the Democrats have back $2.9 trillion in tax hikes. It’s the “biggest tax increase in history,” Newsmax reported.
Schumer currently supports the proposed 26.5 percent corporate tax rate.
It’s certainly the largest tax increase in decades, which is meant to pay for the Democrats’ higher spending in their ‘reconciliation’ package. As history has proven over and over again, the Democrats’ proposal for taxes and spending will undoubtedly have a negative impact by discouraging Americans from working, saving, investing, and innovating.
The document concludes, “Senator Manchin does not guarantee that he will vote for the final legislation if it exceeds the conditions outlined in this agreement,” the document concluded.
Both Manchin and Schumer signed the agreement.
Take a look:
this document reads to me like a sign of lack of trust on the Hill, a far cry from a time when a handshake was enough pic.twitter.com/K5G2HZLvSq
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) September 30, 2021
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Underneath his signature, Schumer wrote in hand: “I will try to dissuade Joe on many of these.”
Politico reporter Tara Palmeri noted that this letter is a sign of distrust within the Democratic Party, where far-left progressives are battling to impose their agenda on the entire country.
“This document reads to me like a sign of lack of trust on the Hill, a far cry from a time when a handshake was enough,” she wrote in a Twitter post last week.
That lack of trust is also apparent in the secrecy surrounding the document, showing how Democrats — members of the party that controls the White House and both houses of Congress — aren’t being candid with each other.
As the liberal HuffPost reported last week, top Democrats were taken by surprise when word of the Manchin-Schumer agreement became public.
“The news of the document landed like a bombshell on Capitol Hill, where reporters have tried for months to get Manchin to spell out his demands with little success. Asked Thursday why he wasn’t more transparent about his position on reconciliation, including on the overall spending total he is willing to support, Manchin said he ‘was trying to honor my agreement’ with Schumer. He didn’t elaborate.
“A spokesperson for Schumer sought to downplay the significance of the document their boss signed, saying the senator ‘never agreed to any of the conditions Sen. Manchin laid out; he merely acknowledged where Sen. Manchin was on the subject at the time.’
In a statement, Manchin said the bill was the “definition of fiscal insanity.”
“At some point, all of us, regardless of party must ask the simple question – how much is enough?” Manchin said.
“What I have made clear to the President and Democratic leaders is that spending trillions more on new and expanded government programs, when we can’t even pay for the essential social programs, like Social Security and Medicare, is the definition of fiscal insanity.”
“Suggesting that spending trillions more will not have an impact on inflation ignores the everyday reality that America’s families continue pay an unavoidable inflation tax,” Manchin continued.
Watch the clip:
Joe Manchin discussing the spending bill:
"I have never been a liberal in any way, shape, or form purple. We need to elect more – elect more liberals. I’m not asking them to change, I am willing to come from zero to 1.5." pic.twitter.com/BY6SxoMStF
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 30, 2021
“Proposing a historic expansion of social programs while ignoring the fact we are not in a recession and that millions of jobs remain open will only feed a dysfunction that could weaken our economic recovery. This is the shared reality we all now face, and it is this reality that must shape the future decisions that we, as elected leaders, must make.”
“Overall, the amount we spend now must be balanced with what we need and can afford – not designed to reengineer the social and economic fabric of this nation or vengefully tax for the sake of wishful spending,” Manchin continued.
“While I am hopeful that common ground can be found that would result in another historic investment in our nation, I cannot – and will not – support trillions in spending or an all or nothing approach that ignores the brutal fiscal reality our nation faces.”
Manchin concluded, “If there is one final lesson that will continue to guide me in this difficult debate ahead, it is this: America is a great nation but great nations throughout history have been weakened by careless spending and bad policies.”