Republicans Threaten Democrats

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

With the midterms less than 100 days away, Republicans are warning Democrats that their decision to pass a spending bill to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars will hurt them in the midterms.

In a statement following the passage of the spending bill, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel stated, “Democrats will pay the price in November for raising taxes on families during a recession.”

Her statement reflects the perception among Republicans that the Inflation Reduction Act will do the opposite of what Democrats say it will.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX.) also released a statement likening the spending bill to a “give-away to the Democrats’ radical leftist base at the expense of middle-class Americans.”

He continued his criticism saying the bill would “mall 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.”

Continuing the Republican criticism, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) took to Twitter with a scathing assessment of the bill saying, “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.”

Breaking down how the bill would receive and spend money, which she called a “spending spree,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) castigated Democrats for their “socialist agenda that will make life more difficult and expensive for Tennesseans.”