Despite its signage into law, the Inflation Reduction Act continues to draw criticism from Republicans. Earlier this week, The Floridian covered Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis' appearance on Cavuto: Coast to Coast and his intentions to counter an expanded IRS. Thursday morning, Congresswoman Kat Cammack (R-FL-3) spoke with Mornings with Maria, calling the Inflation Reduction Act "Build Back Broke all over again, just in new packaging" and touches upon the border crisis.
Cammack explains that the bill subsidizes Green New Deal provisions while making energy more expensive. "So all these things that they've done, saying "oh, we're going to lower the price of fuel, we're going to lower the price of gas, we're going to save the environment," it's nonsense, it's a sellout to China, and we're selling out the American people in the process."
Additionally, hostess Dagen McDowell points out that December 2020's inflation rate was 1.4%, with a 4.5% economic growth rate. The current inflation rate as of July 2022 is 8.5%, while economic growth rate has trended downwards. "So in a year and a half, Joe Biden and company have done what it took both LBJ and Nixon to do to this economy in terms of inflation and slow growth, I think it was about seven years."
Cammack agrees, saying that "it's all about marketing" and "smoke and mirrors when it comes to the Democrat agenda." She compares the Inflation Reduction Act to the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") in that the names of these bills "have nothing to do with the text." Similarly, a Democrat-led voting bill had to be "tucked into a NASA bill" due to there "because there was no way to sell it as a total giveaway for voting for non-citizens."
McDowell uses this segue into the border crisis, to which Cammack states that "every town in America is a border town today." She calls footage of Border Patrol agents opening a gate for migrants locked by the Texas National Guard "heartbreaking," due to the large numbers of fentanyl smuggled over the border by cartels. Nonetheless, "I feel like the Border Patrol agents, and I say this from experience, having been there and talked to them, they feel like their hands are tied. They're damned if they do and damned if they don't."
Cammack concludes with a reiteration of how the leftist agenda seeks to redefine words to their advantage. "We're not in a recession, you're not a woman, everything is a different thing."