“Sean Casten’s vote today was a cruel one. Families are skipping meals, delaying retirement, and eating up their credit lines just to pay for daily essentials, yet Sean Casten just raised taxes on them.”
Orland Park, IL— Today Sean Casten and Nancy Pelosi passed Joe Biden’s ‘Inflation and Recession Act,’ which inflicts higher taxes on small businesses, adds 87,000 more IRS agents and will increase inflation especially on health care and drug prices. This bill will hurt Americans while we are in a recession.
Casten’s opponent in IL-06, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau, issued the following statement on the vote: “The Casten-Pelosi-Biden version of Build Back Better will hurt the American people. This ‘Don’t Say Inflation or Recession Act’ will not reduce inflation, the budget deficit or the world’s temperature. Far from ‘looking out for the little guy,’ the bill is replete with socialist boondoggles and corporate welfare.
“Sean Casten’s vote today was a cruel one. Families are skipping meals, delaying retirement, and eating up their credit lines just to pay for daily essentials, yet Sean Casten just raised taxes on them. Food and gas inflation is not 0%. Food is up 12.9% this past year, while gas prices are up over 50% since Joe Biden took office.
“Casten voted to raise taxes on small businesses so he could protect federally subsidized corporations (like his own businesses). He unleashes 87,000 new IRS agents on American taxpayers, targeting families, farmers, and small businesses. Under this bill, nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars in Green New Deal subsidies go to the wealthy and to companies just like the one Sean Casten and his father own. Sean clearly loves the privileged in this country, but despises those who are struggling to run their business and feed their families.
“Sean Casten and Joe Biden drove the economy into a recession with the highest inflation in four decades. Your family and business are paying the price for their policies. As Mayor of Orland Park, I stood with families and businesses. We reduced spending, debt and taxes. Unlike Sean Casten, I stand up for the average citizen. I am going to Congress to do the same.”