The Daily Wire reported that Vice President Kamala Harris cast a tie-breaking vote on Sunday allowing the controversial “Inflation Reduction Act” to pass the Senate.
The legislation has been sharply criticized by Republicans. However, one leftist lawmaker appeared to go rogue last week when he expressed dissatisfaction with the bill as well.
Bernie Sanders points to CBO report suggesting bill will have “minimal” impact
While speaking on the Senate floor, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders mockingly referred to it as the “so-called Inflation Reduction Act.”
He went on cite a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) which predicted that the Democrat-sponsored legislation will have a “minimal” impact on inflation.
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“If anybody thinks that as a result of this bill we’re going to see lower prices for Medicare, you are mistaken,” a transcript published by Sanders’ official website read. “It ain’t going to happen next year, the year after, or the year after.”
“The American people are tired. They are hurting and they are begging their elected officials to respond to their needs,” Sanders insisted.
“The wages for the average American worker are lower today than they were 49 years ago, and clearly, the inflation of today is pushing the average person even further behind,” he went on to complain.
Poll shows most Americans think bill will have no effect on inflation or make it worse
A poll conducted by YouGov between July 30 and August 2 suggests that most Americans have serious doubts regarding the bill as well, with just 12% of respondents saying they believe inflation will be reduced.
YouGov Poll: Americans think the Inflation Reduction Act will…
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Twenty-three percent of participants suggested that the Inflation Reduction Act will have no effect on rising prices while another 29% said they were unsure about what effects it might have.
Meanwhile, the single biggest group of respondents said they thought the bill’s provisions will end up making America’s inflation problems worse.