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(WND News Center) – Multiple experts already have warned that the Democrats’ new tax-and-spend program, dubbed the “Inflation Reduction Act” even though studies show it actually will increase inflation, is a flip-flop by the party on taxes during a recession.
And now the co-chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is confirming the Democrats’ financial antics will leave them vulnerable in the coming midterm elections.
Tommy Hicks, the RNC co-chair, has written in a commentary at the Daily Caller News Foundation that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who green-lighted the massive tax increase plan just last week, once claimed, “I don’t think during a time of recession you mess with any of the taxes or increase any taxes.”
He was echoing Barack Obama’s similar comment earlier.
And the nation is in recession, with two straight quarters of economic decline under President Joe Biden’s policies already. Not to mention the 9.1 percent inflation and $5-a-gallon gasoline.
“It’s clear that if Americans simply know the truth behind the bill, and what it will do to their pocketbooks, this latest ploy by Biden and the left to remake America leaves congressional Democrats even more vulnerable in November. Already, 82 percent of Americans say the economy is ‘poor.’ This bill would only worsen every problem plaguing our economy,” Hicks wrote.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially crossed a line by weaponizing the FBI to target America’s most influential conservative leader — former president Donald Trump, a private citizen — without due process and with obvious political bias.
SIGN this petition to FBI Director Christopher Wray - condemn this blatant political policing againt former President Trump.
This single act has sent an unmistakable signal that anyone who holds a dissenting political belief from the leftist regime can have his or her life ruined by the Deep State — forcing them to defend themselves from a faceless FBI attack-arm of the federal government.
The FBI just proved that Donald Trump was right. He’s always been right.— Benny Johnson 🍊 (@bennyjohnson) August 9, 2022
No one will ever forget this.
We cannot stand for the complete corruption and weaponization of America's law enforcement, and especially not the FBI. We must stand united, bold, and patriotic — in the name of liberty, the rule of law, and American Greatness.
SEND A BOLD MESSAGE TODAY: WE ABSOLUTELY CONDEMN THE DESPICABLE FBI RAID ON A PRIVATE AMERICAN CITIZEN — AND WE WILL NOT STOP FIGHTING FOR AMERICA FIRST!
This kind of weaponization of federal agencies against private citizens who hold a dissenting worldview is seen only in third-world countries.
This is exactly why Americans must use their voices and shout even more loudly that this country is worth saving from the ideologues on the radical left who care only about power and control.
We won’t know how fully insane the FBI raid on Trump is until we see the warrant and warrant application. But after Russiagate – years of investigation predicated largely on Clinton campaign misinformation -- if the basis for this isn’t bedrock-solid, there should be hell to pay.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 9, 2022
Destroying 30K classified emails with a hammer and bleach doesn’t get your home searched. Remember that.— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 9, 2022
American patriots will continue standing in the way of the left's attempt at hostile takeover, and will always defend America from her enemies — both foreign and domestic.
SIGN NOW: Our Founding Fathers added their names to the Declaration of Independence, and now more than ever is it important to add your name to the growing list of patriots who uphold our inalienable rights and the promise of self-government.
The @FBI raid on President Trump was approved by Director Wray, who also claimed that the illegal FISA warrants used to spy on Trump were constitutional.— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 9, 2022
Today’s raid is outrageous and unjust, but predictable.
Stand up against the targeting of private American citizens from FBI raids - we refuse to back down!
P.S. — Nobody is safe from politically motivated attacks under the current DOJ. And with 87,000 new IRS agents joining the executive branch, the unaccountable federal government is only growing. Now is the time to push back before it’s too late! SIGN NOW AND STAND STRONG TOGETHER!
After todays raid on Mar A Lago what do you think the left plans to use those 87,000 new IRS agents for?— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 9, 2022
Continuing, he said that “Biden and Democrats’ ‘Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’ – more aptly described as the new Bidenflation Scam – is seriously deceptive and out-of-step with the economic reality Americans currently face as the United States falls into a recession.”
He confirmed the plan “would without a doubt raise taxes on Americans. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, Americans making as little as $30,000 would pay more, with over half of the estimated new tax burden in 2023 paid by Americans making under $400,000.”
But, he said, “More taxes is the last thing 58% of Americans who are currently struggling to live ‘paycheck-to-paycheck’ need.” And, he said, “It’s also the last thing small businesses can stand right now.”
He added that Democrats are targeting tens of thousands of jobs for destruction from among small businesses and American manufacturers.
“According to the National Association of Manufacturers, in 2023 alone the bill would kill over 218,000 jobs, shrink the economy by $68 billion, and reduce workers’ wages by over $17 billion. Crushing American manufacturing during a Democrat-created recession is a bad idea. Instead, our country needs to be building out our made-in-America infrastructure and creating jobs – not hollowing them out,” Hicks wrote.
“In short, Democrats either lack basic economic knowledge, or they are lying to the American people. There is no point in deciding. It’s both,” he charged. “The very title Democrats gave the bill – ‘Inflation Reduction Act of 2022’ — is a boldfaced lie, and should be reason enough to view the bill as a scam. According to the Penn Wharton Budget Model, the bill would have no impact on inflation. In fact, it would ‘very slightly increase inflation until 2024.’”
What do Americans actually get? Demands that they purchase “expensive electric vehicles,” prices for natural gas that are 17 percent higher, job losses, and more, Hicks said.
“Democrats who vote for this bill will be accountable to American voters in less than four months. In the meantime, let’s be honest: this is the newest Bidenflation Scam,” he said.
Reprinted with permission from the WND News Center.