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ICYMI: Brady Talks Biden's Proposed Tax Increases, Partisan Investigations, and Building Trust in Vaccines on The Sam Malone Show

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Washington, July 28, 2021 | comments

This morning, Congressman Brady joined The Sam Malone Show on AM 1070 The Answer to discuss his concerns with partisan investigations, Biden's proposed tax increases, building trust in vaccines, and more.

"They want tax hikes from Main Street businesses to our smallest businesses. They have $145 billion dollar tax hikes to kill the oil and gas industry, specifically in Texas. They have tax hikes on family-owned farms and businesses that would force them to sell that farm or business to be able to survive, rather than pass to the next generation."

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On Biden's Proposed Tax Increases:

"They are throwing the book at the tax code. They want tax hikes from Main Street businesses to our smallest businesses. They have $145 billion dollar tax hikes to kill the oil and gas industry, specifically in Texas. They have tax hikes on family-owned farms and businesses that would force them to sell that farm or business to be able to survive, rather than pass to the next generation. They have tax hikes on local real estate investment, on everything that moves, to pay for another $3.5–4 trillion dollars in the biggest expansion of the welfare state that we’ve seen since the New Deal."

"At the end of the day, we’re going backwards. We’re just going to create new generation of families dependent on the government. So, it is a battle. I’m leading the fight against these increases up here. And August is going to matter. I think we have a shot to block this in the House with this razor thin margin, so that’s what we’re spending August and September doing  convincing lawmakers to join with us to block these tax hikes, and it’s going to be a battle. I’m convinced we can win."

On Partisan, Unjust Investigations:

"We've had political violence here in America for the last two years. We saw thirty Americans lose their lives in that rioting and looting throughout the country...communities, neighborhoods, businesses burned down. We saw literally thousands of law enforcement attacked, poisoned, driven over—one of them murdered live on Facebook Live. And our effort to make this commission that looked at political violence and the cause of it—make it fair, make it bipartisan, make it objective—absolutely crushed. This is just a partisan sham."

"We know Capitol Police leadership was notified as early as mid-December about this. We know from the former Sergeant at Arms that they had discussions with Speaker Pelosi’s office regarding using National Guard months prior to January 6th, and that the Speaker wanted the National Guard to remain off the Capitol grounds. Senator McConnell has been wide open...Speaker Pelosi’s office is absolutely off limits to the investigations. That tells you how partisan this is. It has no credibility."

On Building Trust in Vaccines:

“Look, I think these vaccines are safe for almost everybody. I actually think it’s a good thing to do it, but it’s got to be your decision to do it. What I tell people is: don’t trust Washington and don’t trust the politicians  go talk to your doctor about it, someone you respect. Have a conversation, make the decision. I’ve encouraged people to do it."

"People who are having conversations with you about the vaccine, right now, they just don’t feel it's safe. And I think the Biden Administration, frankly, it’s their responsibility to convince people this is safe, effective, and you can trust it. And right now they haven’t — they’ve failed."

On Retiring from Congress:

"I love my job. I love fighting for freedom and trade and tax cuts and all of that—those are things I care about, and I work with some awfully good people. As you know, my district is pretty special, and we’ve had a lot of trust and support from people. That’s why I got to lead Ways and Means and do big things for the country—because of my constituents. So yeah, I’m going to miss that, no question."

"25 years is a pretty good run, and it really is time to step aside and find a new adventure. So one, we’re going to have a great Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee—Republican—next, because we’re taking back the House. Secondly, we've got a great district, so I’m pretty excited. I think we’ll end up with a great Representative."

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