Senate Democrats worked through the weekend to pass a massive $739 billion tax and spending bill that pits the IRS against working Americans.
Democrats claim their bill will protect us all from climate change and make health care more affordable.
And yet, those cheaper prescription drugs are for Medicare patients and health care savings are in the form of continued Obamacare subsidies.
Saving the planet? That means rebates for people who can afford electric vehicles and continuing federal programs on replacing windows in our homes or adding solar panels.
It also means further crack downs on the energy sector to eliminate our power, heat and cooking sources.
It’s a billion-dollar election year hoax that was touted to reduce inflation, but it won’t even do that.
Today, we passed the #InflationReductionAct. This historic bill addresses climate change, lowers prescription drug prices, and makes sure the largest corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Most importantly, 126 economists agree it will fight inflation and lower costs. pic.twitter.com/Lvkf14g1LN
— Michael Bennet (@MichaelBennet) August 7, 2022
Really? Because the Wall Street Journal reports:
Republicans have argued the deal would have little impact on inflation, pointing to an analysis from the Penn Wharton Budget Model that finds as much. GOP lawmakers have also said implementing a spending package and raising corporate taxes at a time of rising consumer prices and signs of a slowing economy would hurt American families and companies.
The Senate worked around the clock to defeat amendments, mostly the ones supported by Republicans.
Curiously, Democrats also voted down an amendment by Bernie Sanders that would have added U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s precious child tax credit to the measure, which Bennet has campaigned on all year.
Even Bennet voted against this priority of his, just to get Biden’s bill passed.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also filed amendments that attempted to revive the child tax credit that expired last year, along with measures that would include additional climate provisions and expanding Medicare coverage, but they were ultimately defeated when he cast the lone “yes” vote.
Other Republican amendments both Bennet and U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper voted down included a provision to block a tax on imported and domestic oil that will further increase gas prices on consumers.
Republicans wanted to prevent the further exportation of crude oil from the U.S.’s strategic petroleum reserves to China. Biden has already shipped millions of barrels to the communists while Americans struggled to afford filing gas tanks.
Democrats voted that down.
Democrats want to spend $80 billion to double the size of the IRS and add 87,000 new agents to audit taxpayers and small businesses. The Republican amendment to strike that language failed.
Biden’s new spending bill sells out American manufacturing.
JJ Ament is right – it sells out Colorado, too.
Any Senator worth their salt would tell Biden to pound sand until the Space Command HQ stays in Colorado Springs.
But our Senator is an empty suit. He just goes along. pic.twitter.com/VCjgQMtZqA
— Joe O’Dea (@ODeaForColorado) August 6, 2022