On Sunday, the Democratic-controlled Senate approved the massive spending bill, which is designed to cut the deficit and limit inflation. It also includes “extending enhanced Obamacare subsidies, spending more than $300 billion on climate change programs, and allowing Medicare to negotiate the price of drugs,” according to Breitbart News.
The bill was passed on party lines in the wake of moderate Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) coming to a settlement in negotiations with president Joe Biden after months of opposition. Vice president Kamala Harris provided the tie-breaking vote.
In a statement after the election, the Republican National Committee Chairwoman declared that Democrats will be impacted by the midterm elections in November.
“Democrats will pay the price in November for raising taxes on families during a recession,” McDaniel said to Breitbart News.
Similarly, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that Democrats mostly benefited from the “radical leftist base at the expense of middle-class Americans.”
“The Schumer-Manchin bill will drive up inflation and prices, hammer small businesses and American manufacturing, increase the price of gas, and sic the IRS on Americans, all while raising taxes on Americans in nearly every tax bracket including those who make less than $400,000 a year,” Cruz declared in an interview.
Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) described the bill as a “special kind of stupid” in a post on Twitter.
“It's a special kind of stupid to raise taxes during both a recession and inflation–that's called stagflation, which is what we have right now as a result of President Biden's policies,” tweeted Kennedy.
“The Democrats' reckless tax and spending plan includes nearly $370 billion to fund the Green New Deal, $64 billion for Obamacare, and hundreds of billions in new taxes on American businesses and manufacturers,” tweeted Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).
“The spending program also includes $80 billion that could increase the amount of IRS agents, effectively providing each American an individual tax auditor. Taxes should be reduced instead of increasing the amount,” said the tax expert. “It is a shame that Senate Democrats have forced through a socialist agenda that will make life more difficult and expensive for Tennesseans.”
The House Freedom Caucus was equally dismayed by the bill's passage as they called it a “spending bonanza” for the Democrats to introduce an socialist Green New Deal on the nation as Americans are facing a massive inflation.
“A host of non-partisan experts all agree that this legislation will not decrease inflation, and many forecast that it will have the opposite impact,” the caucus said. “Worse still, not only does this bill direct $369 billion in handouts to climate change special interests, but it does so on the backs of the American taxpayer.”
“To finance their socialist agenda, Democrats are supersizing the Internal Revenue Service with $80 billion (six times the agency's annual budget) to create an army of 87,000 new enforcement agents to target Americans with as many as one million additional audits per year on taxpayers earning less than $200,000 – the same middle-class suffering the most from the skyrocketing inflation of Bidenomics,” the report said.