GOP Holds Massive 'Vote-a-rama' on Manchin-Schumer Deal to Expose the Dem Lies

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On Saturday, the Democrats continued trying to get the votes through in the Senate on the Manchin-Schumer deal that the two politicians falsely named the Inflation Reduction Act.

But Republicans have been introducing all kinds of amendments — a vote-a-rama — to hold up the deal and expose how false some of the Democratic claims about the bill are. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was offering amendments as well, to add things he wanted to the bill. They’ve been going for more than 24 hours now.

But as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained, perhaps few things in the bill are as bad as the lie the Democrats are trying to sell about the hiring of 87,000 more IRS agents, acting as though it’s only going to go after “billionaires” to make them pay their fair share. We should be scaling back the IRS–not building it up. If we were spending money on anything, it should be border agents.

Cruz explained this would equal more than a million new audits, with most of them landing on those making $75,000 or less. He said he wanted to abolish the IRS, “but, at a minimum, we shouldn’t make the IRS larger than the Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI, and the Border Patrol — all combined.” He proposed an amendment to curtail that part of the bill.

This chart, posted by Fox’s Jacqui Heinrich, shows how the audits would likely be distributed using the $80 billion to the Internal Revenue Service — nearly six times the agency’s current annual budget. It’s concentrating far more on the lower and middle class, if this is true.

So Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) put them to the test. He offered an amendment saying that they weren’t going to use this bill to go after people making below $400,000 — Joe Biden’s tax promise. What did they do? The Democrats voted it down, as well as Cruz’s amendment, showing exactly what liars they are.

We know how the Obama team used the IRS and see how the FBI has been politicized. Can we have any doubt that the IRS will be further weaponized as well?

In the middle of a recession, they’re going to increase taxes, including on oil.

They’re stomping on domestic production and taxing imports, which will then be passed on to the rest of us. So, if the gas prices were going down, watch them go back up, if this passes.

Cruz also introduced an amendment to prevent Biden from selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the CCP. The Democrats voted against that, as well.

This Manchin-Schumer deal is likely to pass, now that they have all the Democrats in the Senate likely “yes” votes, although there’s a slight possibility that vulnerable Democrats in the House might nix it still. But along the way, the Republicans are going to point out every lie–and just how much this all will hurt the American people in the process.