October 4, 2022

Rep. Scalise insists non-wealthy Americans will be hurt by Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act

The Republican reaction to the massively expensive climate change/tax bill passed by Democrats in the Senate and House last week is getting more fierce by the day.

According to Breitbart, House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) indicated during a recent Fox News interview that according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new bill will, in fact, force Americans making less than $400,000 per year to pay higher taxes.

Breitbart noted: “Senate Democrats rejected an amendment to prevent increased audits of people making less than $400,000 because it’s ‘their intention’ to raise taxes on those making less than $400,000.”

In the Republican Whip’s assessment, he believes that Biden’s promise of not taxing Americans making under $400,000 was simply another Biden administration lie.

“[J]ust look at what CBO has said so far. They haven’t evaluated the whole bill. They have said this army of 87,000 new IRS agents, more than doubling the size of the IRS, that they will be going after people making less than $400,000. That would break President Biden’s pledge. They said, by the way, that lower-income families will be paying $20 billion in new taxes just from the IRS agents,” Scalise said.

He added: “There was an amendment to make sure that would not apply to people making under $400,000, and every Democrat in the Senate voted against it, so the amendment was defeated.”

Scalise went on to insist that Democrats have lied about why they’re increasing the size of the IRS by some 87,000 agents over the course of the next decade. Dems have argued that the new agents will be used to help go after some of America’s wealthiest individuals.

Only time will tell how the bill actually affects American taxpayers, but the numbers are not looking good.


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