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Assault on Mining: Democrats Want to Tax Dirt, Stop Mining on Federal Lands

Inside the exceedingly expensive $3.5T budget bill is a provision to force mining companies to pay taxes on the amount of soil they move. The Democrats are also pushing to end mining altogether on Federal lands. Such a provision would immediately have an impact on states that conduct mining. Senate Democrats as pushing back against the idea. House Democrats want it. The agenda of the far left is to take every dime you and your state make. It’s an assault on mining and several other things the left wants.

Biden’s agenda includes many items that would increase the need for more minerals. So, of course, now the House Democrats want to tax mining companies more for obtaining the minerals that their own clueless president wants. Is that counterproductive? And House Democrats want to stop mining entirely on federal lands. Yes, that’s counterproductive.

Democratic senators from mining-heavy states appear to be rattled by their House of Representatives counterparts’ assault on the mining industry in their $3.5 trillion budget bill.

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Two Democrats on the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee have spoken out about a provision in the behemoth budget bill that would make mining operations on federal lands costlier by imposing new taxes and royalty fees on those operations.

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., expressed her opposition to the “reform proposal” as the legislation “would have an unfair, outsized impact on the state of Nevada,” whose land is mostly “owned by the federal government” and also “imposes taxes on federal land.”

“But more importantly, moving this type of reform through a short-term budget process would create uncertainty for the industry and uncertainty that supports thousands of jobs across the country,” Cortez Masto said during a committee hearing on Tuesday morning.

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This is yet another case of the factions within the Democrat Party fighting amongst themselves. The far left wing of the Democrats could care less about jobs or the lives of people. The ‘used to be sort-of moderates’ are noticing that their own states are being hammered by the pack of wolves in the far left, so some are joining with their Republican members to say no.

You can’t make this stuff up. House Democrats are planning to tax dirt.

 John Barrasso, R-Wy

Many analysts are saying that the losses to Nancy Pelosi being unable to get her agenda through may be position-threatening. But with the illogical contents of bills such as the $3.5 Trillion bill, that’s probably a good thing. Taxing mining companies based on the amount of soil they move is ridiculous. Stopping them from mining entirely is even worse.

And that’s not the only proposal – the far left would love to see taxes on the amount of miles traveled. Of course electric vehicles don’t go that far… vacations would consist of driving for 3 hours, recharging for 8, drive for another 3 hours, and so forth. They want to tax it anyway. Biden wants to see your bank accounts for any and all deposits $600 or over so they could stop you from “tax evasion.”

They might as well hire a robot to be in everyone’s house to monitor everything we do. Oh, wait. Alexa, are you listening?

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children

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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. All of her posts on Conservative Firing Line are also posted on Uncle Sam's.

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