(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Despite claims from Democrats renouncing their defund the police enthusiasms, the party of government-sanctioned tyranny is set to approve hundreds of billions of dollars for new squadrons of IRS agents and climate alarmist initiatives while once again shafting funding for law enforcement.
In their desperation to get a win for the Biden administration by passing a $740-billion taxing-and-spending bill without having it derailed by leftists over the potentially contentious issue of police funding, Democrats have simply decided to scrapheap any extra for police.
The House is slated on Friday to approve the ridiculously-misnamed Inflation Reduction Act, which barely eked out of the Senate. The bill, which will do nothing to reduce inflation and is projected to increase tax rates for nearly all Americans, spends a staggering $370 billon for Green New Deal schemes and upwards of $80 billion to add 87,000 agents to the IRS.
Promised funding for law enforcement and public safety, which had already been bumped from the Democrats’ recent gun grab legislation, won’t be part of the package expected to pass the House, reported Punchbowl News.
Even as Democrats in tight midterm races pushed to include several bills to augment police funding and avoid being labeled as soft on crime, the party’s hard-left activists and the Congressional Black Caucus sunk the move.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi apparently buckled under the pressure and is going along to get along, as long as the $740-billion spending spree remains on track.
“Let’s not step on our message of unity and success with something that, honestly, will be very divisive,” Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told Punchbowl about what she considered the folly of fouling the $740-billon splurge with funding for police.
“It would be a very, very divisive thing to do. We need to be disciplined as Democrats and not step on our success, not snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory,” Jayapal declared.
“Let’s focus on this massive victory for the American people this week.”
The winning message Democrats hope to carry into the midterms: more money for green schemes and tax enforcement but none for actual law enforcement.
All systems go for the House to pass the Inflation Reduction Act on Friday — and just that legislation. Speaker Pelosi tells her colleagues that the public safety package, which includes some police funding measures, is still under debate and won’t be voted on this week: pic.twitter.com/UfJoBY40rs
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“This week, our focus must remain on passing the IRA, as conversations continue on finding consensus for a robust public safety package,” Pelosi warbled.
“In terms of public safety, House Democrats can take immense pride in our work so far this Congress to keep America’s families safe.”