I’ll be flying back to Washington this week to vote against this so-called “Inflation Reduction Act.”
*** We ought to be flying back TODAY for primetime congressional hearings with the FBI Director on his agency’s contemptible raid on President Trump’s home yesterday. Like I said in my post late last night, we have every reason to question the motives behind this raid, which has all the markings of a total abuse of political power.
In the meantime, back to this “Inflation Reduction Act” for a moment. It passed the Senate over the weekend entirely along party lines – with every Democrat supporting it and every Republican voting against.
Here’s the problem: the “Inflation Reduction Act” doesn’t actually do anything for inflation. In fact, scoring indicates it will actually make inflation ~worse~ in the short-to-medium term. But don’t let facts get in the way of a political agenda.
The bill doesn’t address record levels of illegal immigration, or rising violent crime. It doesn’t address our foreign policy disasters or the gas prices which have skyrocketed under this administration. It doesn’t address our $30+ trillion in federal debt. It doesn’t address ANY ISSUE polling at the top of American’s minds right now.
Instead, Democrats are using this opportunity to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on green climate programs, an expansion of Obamacare, and imposing price controls on pharmaceutical companies that will almost certainly harm their ability to operate profitability and bring new medicines to market.
Not only that, but Democrats are trying to pay for this bill, in part, by adding 87,000 new IRS agents to audit more citizens, hoping somehow to churn up more revenue for the federal government. Who thinks that’s a good idea?!
For context: our Border Patrol reports less than 20,000 agents along our overrun southern border. Instead of boosting that number to stop the record levels of illegal immigration, Democrats would rather hire more than 4X as many people to harass the America public through audits, in order to pay for ineffective climate programs.
Let that sink in for a moment.