West Chester, Pa. — Bill McSwain, Republican Candidate for Governor, today condemned U.S. House passage of the Build Back Better Act as a dismal example of government overreach that places partisan giveaways over the needs of everyday Pennsylvanians:
The proposed Build Back Better Act is a dismal example of what happens when policymakers prioritize partisan giveaways over the needs of the people they represent. Although the Biden Administration claims that the bill is ‘fully paid for’, in reality it is expected to cost taxpayers $1.75 trillion and increase the national debt by over $367 billion over the next ten years.
Build Back Better will give tax breaks to the super wealthy and force hard-working Americans to endure the largest tax increases since 1968, but they will see little in return. Instead, the Biden Administration plans to recklessly increase the national debt to benefit the interests of a select few, including dispensing over $550 billion for climate change efforts, further limiting Pennsylvania’s ability to benefit from our state’s energy resources. The bill also increases taxes on entrepreneurs and increases funding to the already bloated and inefficient IRS.
This misuse of tax dollars is reprehensible during a time when Americans in Pennsylvania and across the nation are struggling to pay for gas, groceries, and other necessities. It also demonstrates a shameful unwillingness on the part of lawmakers to address systemic issues like record inflation or the increasingly bare store shelves as a result of gridlock at U.S. ports.
In Pennsylvania and across the nation, taxpayers deserve to be represented by lawmakers who have their best interests in mind. As Governor, I will work to protect Pennsylvanians from government overreach at every level.
Appointed by President Trump, McSwain’s record as US Attorney demonstrates his fierce defense of constitutional rights, dedication to upholding law and order, and history of putting criminals and corrupt politicians in jail.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Bill served as a scout/sniper platoon commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Chester County, where he lives today with his wife, Stephanie, and their four children.More information on McSwain’s background and platform is available here.