Editor,

I disagree with Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s Oct. 29 Daily Journal guest perspective and her conclusion that we must pass the Build Back Better Act NOW. The 2,500-page bill is loaded with cradle-to-grave entitlements and programs that are give-aways, with no strings attached. Such programs will require increased government control and significant tax burdens over all Americans. Once give-away programs are established, they are difficult to change or eliminate.

Have all members of Congress taken the time to read the entire bill? I recall Speaker Pelosi’s comments on the Affordable Care ACT: “We have to pass the bill to see what’s in it.” Americans deserve better from their elected officials; they need to understand what’s in the Build Back Better Act before it’s passed (My apologies to Speaker Pelosi).

Congress is arguing among themselves and are not being transparent about the enormous costs and increased big government control that many of the provisions of the Build Back Better Act will have on all Americans. There’s no need to pass the Build Back Better Act NOW, let’s find out what’s in it first.

Ron Drelich

South San Francisco

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(2) comments

edkahl

How right your are.

The income of US welfare recipients already exceeds Euro welfare states when US welfare is counted as income. The US already taxes the rich more than EU countries with the top 1% of US earners paying 40% of all federal taxes. This means the rich in our country already pay for a substantial part of the almost $4 til in local, state and federal welfare payments to lower income people in our country.

Why impede US economic output with more welfare spending that already exceeds Germany by 15% and France by 43% on a per capita GDP basis?. Why reduce Americans economic freedom which exceeds EU countries by 25% more in domestic spending.

Terence Y

Well written, Mr. Drelich. I’m surprised the bill is only 2,500 pages. I didn’t think Democrats had a limit on giving away free things, especially to themselves.

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