Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act

Floor Speech

Date: Sept. 29, 2021
Location: Washington, DC


Mr. NUNES. Madam Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Brady) for yielding.

Madam Speaker, I rise today and oppose the Democrat's latest socialist spending spree.

Today, the Federal Government presides over nearly $30 trillion in debt and $100 trillion of unfunded liabilities in Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid.

These catastrophic debts are growing increasingly unsustainable. And now the Democrats are using the debt ceiling as a blackmail to enable passage of an unaffordable so-called human infrastructure bill. I still don't quite understand what that means, but maybe they will enlighten us during the debate.

The Democrats, themselves, can't honestly tell us how much this bill would cost. First, they said it was $3.5 trillion, then the amount was raised to over $4 trillion. And both figures, obviously, underestimate the true cost by trillions of dollars.

Then with an amazing message discipline, Democrats in the House, Senate, and White House, along with their media cheerleaders, suddenly began claiming, in unison, that the bill won't cost anything at all.

They previously argued that ``tax the rich'' would pay for everything. But now, they have apparently conjured a true economic miracle:

No one will have to pay for the astronomical cost of this bill. It is Congress' first self-financing, multi-trillion-dollar spending plan. It is amazing that no Member of Congress ever figured this out before.

Now that the Democrats are full of their new socialist colleagues, you have finally achieved the Marxist dream of abolishing money.

The bill itself is the mother of all socialist spending programs. It is as if the Democrats are rejecting all fiscal restraint and decided that they had one shot to turn America into a socialist welfare state.

Madam Speaker, I reject that transformation and the spending gimmicks needed to enact it. I urge all Members to vote against this scheme and vote down the increase in the debt limit.