Senator Cruz slams Democrats for pushing ‘terrible’ spending bill and ‘lying’ to Americans


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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, slammed Democrats for pushing their spending bill and “lying” to Americans as a marathon voting session on the government’s welfare spending and tax bill party continued.

Speaking during an exclusive interview with ‘Sunday Mornings Futures’, Cruz argued that the bill would ‘kill manufacturing jobs’ and ‘hammer small businesses’ as well as ‘drive gas prices up’ .

The Senate launched what is commonly known as a “vote-a-rama” on the Democrats’ social spending and tax bill on Saturday night, more than 11 hours after it first appeared for a rare session of weekend.

A vote-a-rama is the final step before the final passage of the Senate budget reconciliation process. Democrats are using this process to push the bill through party lines, avoiding the 60-vote filibuster threshold.

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The marathon session includes votes on dozens of amendments to the bill, proposed mostly by Republicans.

Cruz told host Maria Bartiromo that the senators had been up all night and were still voting when he joined her on the show.

“Democrats are about to pass what is truly a terrible bill,” he warned.

The Republicans’ first installment of amendments included provisions on energy, climate, the IRS, and more. Democrats seem prepared to reject these Republican amendments, even if they support them, to prevent Republicans from injecting poison pills into the legislation.

The social spending bill currently includes over $400 billion in spending and over $700 billion in taxes.

The vote-a-rama caps more than a year of reconciliation talks by Democrats, who initially tried to advance President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ bill worth more than $3 trillion. Last year. The new version of the bill, called the “Inflation Reduction Act”, is significantly scaled back from this.

Senator Ted Cruz denounces the Democrats’ social spending and tax bill and accuses the party of lying to Americans based on their election results.
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The Texas senator argued that the bill “provides billions in new taxes on the production of oil and gas in the United States.”

“We introduced amendments to try to remove these new taxes so all the Democrats say they are worried and want to lower gas prices, they all just voted to raise gas taxes and increase your price at the pump,” he told Bartiromo.

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The Texas senator also accused Democrats, including Senators Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and Maggie Hassan, DN.H., of “lying” about wanting lower gas prices for Americans because “they stood up and voted to raise the price of gas”. gasoline taxes, get them back to producers, get our consumers to pay more at the pump. »

“It’s the end result they want, and their voting record proves it,” he said.

Cruz also noted that the bill will double the size of the IRS.

“These IRS agents are designed to come after you,” Cruz explained. “They are not designed to attack billionaires and big corporations, they are designed to attack small businesses and working families across the country.”

“The Democrats are making the IRS bigger than the Pentagon, State Department, FBI and Border Patrol combined,” he continued. “It’s a huge power grab.”

The senator then called on Democrats to vote against the “common sense amendments.”

“I introduced an amendment to say don’t create 87,000 new IRS agents, every Democrat voted no,” he said.

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“I just introduced an amendment to say that Joe Biden and the feds should not be able to sell oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Chinese Communists. Biden has sold over 2 million barrels of oil to Chinese Communists All but four Democrats voted no.”

“They are connected and committed to trying to get this terrible bill passed,” he said.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.


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