Todd Young Criticizes Democrats on Spending Despite Voting for a $2 Trillion Tax Law and Adding $7.8 Trillion to National Debt Himself

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Young continues partisan pattern by Congressional Republicans to blame Democrats for delivering COVID-19 relief to Hoosier families

However, Indiana Republicans are happy to spend the cash Democrats passed with the American Rescue Plan

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today chastised U.S. Senator Todd Young for criticizing Democrats for delivering the American Rescue Plan to Hoosier families. In a recent op-ed, Young claimed Democrats spent too much on the Rescue Plan, however, the Senator omitted that he once voted for a $2.3 trillion tax law that added to the national debt and gave a tax cut to big corporations and America’s richest people. Further, Young oversaw the Trump Administration adding $7.8 trillion to the national debt over four years…and barely said a thing. 

The Indiana Republican Party is trying to water down the Rescue Plan’s popularity, and Todd Young’s op-ed is a partisan stunt aimed toward his 2022 reelection campaign. Further, it contradicts state Republicans’ willingness to use the money for the state – including $250 million in broadband expansion. This will be a part of the Indiana Republican Party’s playbook for the 2022 midterm elections despite the facts showing they only care about the national debt when they don’t hold a majority in Congress. 

Indiana Democrats are proud to have passed the American Rescue Plan, because it delivered relief to Hoosier families in every one of the state’s 92 counties. This includes providing vaccines to Hoosiers, $5.8 billion to Indiana and its communities, $250 million for broadband expansion projects, and money in people’s pockets. The Rescue Plan’s good news is why the Indiana Democratic Party embarked on a statewide tour last month, and it’s why Democrats have hit the road with its ongoing American Jobs Plan tour this summer. Democrats are delivering solutions to problems most important to Hoosiers, and the Indiana Republican Party’s extreme partisanship won’t get in the way.

Partial List of Congressional Indiana Republicans Who Added at Least $2 Trillion to the National Debt

U.S. Senator Mike Braun, July 21, 2021: “President Biden and Democrats have made it obvious this bipartisan infrastructure deal and their reckless $3.5 trillion spending spree are joined at the hip.” 

Note: Braun oversaw $7.8 trillion being added to the national debt under President Trump. 

U.S. Congresswoman Victoria Spartz, July 14, 2021: “.@RepAndyBarr and @GOPLeader raise very important concerns regarding inflation and continuous uncontrolled spending. Inflation is a highly regressive form of taxation.”

Note: Spartz supported the former Trump Administration which added more than $7.8 trillion to the national debt. 

U.S. Congressman Trey Hollingsworth, June 11, 2021: The growing national debt is concern for Hoosiers

Note: Hollingsworth voted for the $2 trillion tax law in 2017, oversaw $7.8 trillion being added to the national debt under President Trump. 

U.S. Senator Todd Young, June 1, 2021: “Inflation is putting the pinch on Hoosier families and small businesses. What’s the Biden Administration’s solution? An additional $6 TRILLION in unprecedented, reckless spending.”

Note: Young voted for the $2 trillion tax law in 2017, oversaw $7.8 trillion being added to the national debt under President Trump. 

U.S. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, May 8, 2021: “After 100 days of Biden’s presidency, we’ve seen enough. Jobs lost, out-of-control spending, and a crisis at our border. House Republicans will continue to stand up to the outrageous legislation pushed by the White House.” 

Note: Walorski voted for the $2 trillion tax law in 2017, oversaw $7.8 trillion being added to the national debt under President Trump. 

U.S. Congressman Jim Baird, May 4, 2021: “Last week, I met with Hoosier farmers and they shared concerns about President Biden’s vision of growing the federal government and what that means for them.” 

Note: Baird oversaw $7.8 trillion being added to the national debt under President Trump. 

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