Rep. Scott Fitzgerald stated on Friday that there are a few Democrats in Congress whose current grip on their seats is, at best, tenuous, and the passage of the disastrous “Build Back Better” legislation might just be the “nail in the coffin” for any hope they might have had of being reelected in the 2022 midterms.
“This bill is something that is not going to be easy to sell when you get back home, the Wisconsin Republican went on to say during an appearance on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “I don’t know what Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi has promised some of these moderate members, but it better be something that is politically very helpful, because, I’m telling you that this is the type of thing that when you get back home in front of the Chamber of Commerce, good luck trying to explain it.”
The House is expected to vote on the $1.75 trillion spending bill on Friday, following House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s record-setting 8.5-hour speech on the floor overnight.
“[He] took it upon himself to carry the torch,” Fitzgerald went on to say. “I thought he did a great job of delivering the message in many different ways. But you know, this is the bogus ‘Build Back Better’ bill. It’s just become evident, the lies that have been kind of thrown out there over the last three weeks by the president of the United States and the speaker of the House that this thing is not paid for.”
According to the long-awaited Congressional Budget Office score released Thursday the bill will increase the budget deficit by $367 billion between the years 2022 to 2031. The Treasury Department, however, says the IRS collections, through bringing in thousands of investigative agents, will bring in $400 billion to pay for the plan’s shortfalls.
The CBO report, however, said such collections will bring in about $127 billion in net revenue, leaving the bill’s spending some $250 billion short of being fully offset by the collections.
“Think of it; 80,000 new agents — enough to fill any football stadium in America — and the bottom line is, what they do is a little bit of an accounting trick,” Fitzgerald remarked. “Basically what the CBO is saying is that you can’t necessarily count on that revenue. It creates a hole before the bill even passes and not only that, but the scrutiny on the American public is something that I think people are going to be very upset about.”
There are a lot of things that are sinking the chances the Democrats have at taking big victories in the 2022 midterms. One such issue is the Biden administration’s absolute refusal to do anything about the crisis happening at the southern border.
President Joe Biden and his people are doing nothing to prevent thousands of illegal immigrants from entering our country. In fact, they are flying them all over the country and then losing track of them without checking them for COVID or offering them vaccinations.
Then, of course, there’s the supply chain crisis. Again, no action is being taken by the Biden administration to fix this situation. Nothing at all.
Really doesn’t seem like Democrats are going to be maintaining control of both houses of Congress for long.