White House Speaking White Lies on Inflation Reduction Act

"The White House" by Radek Kucharski

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre slammed Republicans for pushing propaganda against the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022.

Republicans have truly exposed the IRA.

It will increase taxes on every American, but the White House is still turning a blind eye toward the suffering of Americans and accusing the GOP of undermining the potential of the newly passed legislation.

White House is Blatantly Lying Again

Calling Republicans’ claims “blatant lies,” Jean-Pierre suggested the GOP wants to protect the interest of the rich people by compromising the welfare of every other social class.

The press secretary reiterated President Biden’s promise that the IRA will not increase taxes on anyone making less than $400,000 a year.

Republican lawmakers, Jean-Pierre continued, are willing to defend the rich corporations, which are earning more than $1 billion per year, but paying $0 in taxes.

Although the White House is claiming the IRA will only tax rich people, many nonpartisan platforms already established this is not the case at all. The nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) found out the legislation will impact every American in one form or another.

JCT has even claimed imposing the Minimum Corporate Taxes will urge big investors and shareholders to raise the prices of their products; so they will end up increasing the burden on an average American consumer.

Similarly, the minimum wage is likely to be decreased as corporations will struggle to maintain their profits.

While the JCT estimated people making from $0 to $30,000 would not pay anything more in direct taxes, it also noted this income group would pay more to their employers, which will be forced to contribute more to health insurance and other Medicare benefits.

So, eventually, every American will end up paying more indirect taxes under the controversial IRA.

People who are making in the range of $75,000 to $100,000 will be charged much higher income taxes as their tax rate will increase from 15.8% to 16%. Likewise, the average tax rate of people in the income group of $100,000 to $500,000 will be increased by 0.3%.

Nonpartisan Congressional Committee Slammed Dems 

Due to this assessment of the JCT, Republican lawmakers and stakeholders have lambasted the idea of increasing taxes on average Americans when they are already facing the burden of high inflation.

Tommy Pigott, the spokesperson of the Republican National Committee, stated Democrats are extremely “out of touch” for passing a purely partisan bill through the US Senate, which increases taxes on middle-class people and makes inflation worse for every American.

Likewise, Piggott suggested the newly passed act will strangle the economy in times of recession, while it will further empower IRS agents to enforce taxation laws.

In addition to that, Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the RNC, claimed American voters would hold Democrats accountable in the midterm elections for raising taxes on every single income class.

This article appeared in Right Wing Insider and has been published here with permission.