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Observations On The Inflation Reduction Act Of 2022

Observations on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

On August 16 President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-169; H.R. 5376). This was enacted via the budget reconciliation process so only 51 votes were needed to pass this in the Senate. And there are various restrictions on what can go in the bill and it can’t lose revenue in the 11th year out and beyond. So the numerous energy credits added or expanded in this law generally end expire 12/31/32. And this law’s official name is “an act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 14” due to the required process (has to have the word reconciliation in it). The unofficial name that you’ll hear is Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 or IRA (which might be confusing).

Single-spaced, this act is 273 pages with 128 pages – or 47% related to tax law changes (these are in Title I of the Act but a lot of these pages are in Subtitle B on prescription drug pricing reform (which tax-wise only includes a minor change to IRC §223 on health savings accounts and a new drug excise tax at §5000D).

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More Taxes, More Spending, Higher Prices, And An Army of IRS Agents

More Taxes, More Spending, Higher Prices, And An Army of IRS Agents

Washington, D.C.–U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, delivered remarks on the Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spending bill, outlining what Americans can expect from the mislabeled Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: more taxes, more spending, higher prices, and an army of IRS auditors.

“It’s too many taxes, too much spending, too big of a burden on American people across all income categories.” 

To watch Crapo’s full remarks, click HERE or the image above. 

On the state of the economy:  

The nonpartisan Penn Wharton Budget Model says the “Inflation Reduction Act” will, if anything, raise inflation in the first few years, with a small and insignificant negative effect later in this decade. That same model concludes that there is “low confidence that the legislation will have any impact on inflation.” 

But it does have an impact on all of us and our economy.  

The bill does nothing to bring the economy out of stagnation and recession.  Rather, the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” gives us higher taxes, more spending, higher prices, and an army of IRS agents.  

On tax hikes:  

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