Amid the Biden administration’s recession, Congress is reportedly planning to increase taxes. Democrats’ “Build Back Better” legislation, which would raise taxes to fund “green energy” subsidies, appears to be getting a second chance.
This legislation, however, contradicts advice even Democrats have repeatedly given: Don’t raise taxes during a recession. Republican Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri put together a list of times prominent Democrats have given the very advice they are now ignoring.
“If we’re in a recession … I don’t think Sen. Obama or anyone else is going to raise any taxes,” Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said going into the 2008 presidential election. “You don’t want to take money out of the economy when the economy is shrinking.”
Later that year, Barack