Clinton is hanging her nomination quest on two new promises – ridiculous tax increases that no one will be able to afford and a new immigration department because … one is not enough? Who wouldn’t vote for that?
Wednesday, Clinton announced that she would create the “Office of Immigrant Affairs” to function as “a dedicated place in the White House to coordinate integration policies across the federal government and with state and local government as well.”
Few believe that our current immigration system suffers from too little bureaucracy and almost no one thinks this will make any difference.
Bob Dane, executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform said that “Hillary simply wants to double down on Obama’s executive actions and then create an office that identifies, aggregates and grants every conceivable benefit across the spectrum in a one-stop shop that might be called the Office of Minting Democrat Voters.”
Does Mrs. Clinton propose ditching the current U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services housed in the Department of Homeland Security – or does she just not know that it exists? Neither.
Clinton is clearly pandering to hispanics, who make up 18% of the New York population, just ahead of the primary there next week.
Pro-illegal immigration groups support the move as it will funnel more of American citizens’ tax dollars to the illegal immigrant cause.
Clinton also revealed her plan to re-fill government coffers at the expense of middle-income earners and manufacturers.
The $1 trillion dollar increase in taxes came out during an interview with the New York Daily News editorial staff.
$350 Billion Income Tax Increase for a “New College Compact” – Clinton has proposed a $350 billion income tax hike in the form of a 28 percent cap on itemized deductions.
$275 Billion Business Tax Increase for “Infrastructure”—Clinton has called for a tax hike of at least $275 billion through undefined business tax reform. According to the Clinton campaign document, “Hillary will fully pay for these [Infrastructure] investments through business tax reform.”
$400 Billion “Fairness” Tax Increase — According to her published plan, Clinton has called for a tax increase of “between $400 and $500 billion” by “restoring basic fairness to our tax code.” These proposals include a “fair share surcharge,” taxing carried interest capital gains as ordinary income, and raising the Death Tax.
The first $350 billion will come from .. well, anyone that owns a home or donates to charity. Those are currently deductible at 100% – imagine that mortgage deduction being only 1/4 the size it is today!
Secondly, business tax increases are not what the the country with the highest corporate tax rates needs. Target the high-tech companies paying next-to-nothing, but an across the board tax on job makers will continue the middle-income economic quagmire we’re already stuck in. This increase is touted as a way to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure – isn’t that what the $1 trillion, shovel-ready, gift to the unions was supposed to do?
The “fairness tax” reeks of socialism. Even Russia ditched it’s progressive tax scheme in acknowledgement of its failure to increase revenue while also demoralizing producers.
This is nothing more than promises to voters so that they can further be enslaved with their very own permission. A vote for this mess is a vote to continue the last eight years of economic misery.