The House of Representatives will take a vote on the “Inflation Reduction Act” Friday, a controversial piece of legislation that Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) is calling “the Democrats’ Inflation Expansion Act.”Kustoff joined Wake Up Memphis hours before the vote, assuring West Tennessee he’s a hard no on the sweeping social-spending package
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“It’s another big government bill… it’s likey to further enhance what we’re experiencing in terms of inflation across the nation,” Kustoff told morning show hosts Ben Deeter and Tim Van Horn.
The democrats’ Inflation Expansion Act will not only increase taxes on Americans, it will also unleash 87,000 new IRS agents to target individuals making $75,000 or less.
This is the last thing Americans need as they continue to grapple with a recession.— Rep. David Kustoff (@RepDavidKustoff) August 11, 2022
The controversial act includes a provision that would dedicate $80 billion to the IRS to hire 87,000 new agents.“First of all, that’s a heck of a lot of money to spend on the IRS,” the Republican congressman said. “That substantially increases the chance and risk you’re going to get audited for no reason at all because you’re going to have 87,000 new agents who are going to want to prove something to their bosses.”
Listen to the full interview with Rep. Kustoff below: