Rep. Crawford Votes Against Latest Democrat Inflation-Fueling Bill:

Aug 12, 2022
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Contact: Sara Robertson (Sara.Robertson2@mail.house.gov)

Rep. Crawford Votes Against Latest Democrat Inflation-Fueling Bill:

“It’s an unserious bill at a serious time.”

8/12/2022

Washington  There was more bad news for middle class families today as the House passed legislation that will increase inflation and our national debt. The bill’s name – textbook misinformation – is the “Inflation Reduction Act.”

This Democrat bill will spend hundreds of billions of dollars first, with promises to cut spending later. Among the more egregious provisions:

  • Spending a third of a trillion dollars for the “climate,” which will increase energy prices via punishing regulations on the fossil fuels that power our nation. (Wind and solar together account for just 5% of US energy consumption.)
  • An extra $80 billion for the IRS to hire a shocking 87,000 new IRS agents to audit US taxpayers. Democrats boast this army of new IRS recruits will increase government tax receipts by $124 billion.

“I was proud to vote against this Democrat bill today that will raise prices on nearly everything people buy, particularly raising costs for the energy that drives our economy,” said Representative Rick Crawford (AR-01). “I also opposed the Democrats’ plan to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to squeeze another $120 billion from taxpayers. It’s an unserious bill at a serious time for our nation.”

China and India are in the midst of rapidly increasing their use of coal and other fossil fuels (with even some liberal European countries cranking up closed coal facilities). The results of their actions will keep fossil fuels abundant and low-cost for their citizens and businesses, while swamping the promised carbon reductions from Biden’s radical Green Raw Deal. In short, this costly bill will deliver no discernible impact on global temperatures.

“Democrats are focused on hiring IRS agents, and giving big tax breaks to well-off Americans who purchase Teslas,” Crawford added. “But my constituents are focused on making ends meet, as they battle a one-third increase in energy prices over just the last year, along with the largest increase in food prices since Jimmy Carter was president. Given that choice, I voted for my constituents.”

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