Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 5376, the misleadingly titled Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.
The democrats’ $740 billion spending binge does nothing to reduce inflation, but it will hike taxes on millions of Americans earning less than $200,000 a year. In fact, the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation reports that that tax rate for every single income category will increase, including Americans earning as little as $20,000 a year.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the bill includes more than $80 billion to weaponize 87,000 new IRS agents to harass and spy on hardworking Americans and come after your money. The IRS will now have more employees that the Pentagon, State Department, FBI and the Border Patrol combined.
Highlighting the lunacy of this bill, it also includes $370 billion to be doled out to implement asinine “Green New Deal” policies including funding to develop diets that prevent cows from passing gas. Excuse me? Sadly, these are the priorities of the radical leftists in Congress.
Inflation remains at a 40 year high, the economy is in a recession and our Border Patrol agents lack the resources and man power to defend our southern border from a relentless surge of lawbreakers. Instead of heeding the economic warning lights, democrats have doubled down on the failed policies that got us into this mess. I reject more big government and higher taxes and voted no,” concluded Congressman Gosar.