U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz lit into Democrats for messaging that conflicts with the reality the rest of us see,
More specifically, the Fort Walton Beach Republican slammed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her party for spinning the public on bad, and worsening, economic news.
“It is important to discern the difference between facts and Fake News,” Gaetz wrote in an email to constituents on Friday.
Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi and House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth are floating “false claims,” said Gaetz — such as, as Yarmuth put it, that Republicans are “hellbent” on gutting Social Security and ending Medicare, andare willing to risk “economic catastrophes” to do so.
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“Risk economic catastrophe to get it done?” Gaetz asked. “Speak for yourself, Rep. Yarmuth.”
“In this Congress alone,” he continued, “Democrats have passed scathing spending legislation.” Gaetz then ticked off the laundry list.
- $19.2 billion on the recent continuing resolution just to keep the government going
- $5.5 trillion on “Woke infrastructure”
- $3.5 trillion on the “Inflation Reduction Act”
- $1.9 trillion on the “American Rescue Plan”
- $52.7 billion on the CHIPS Act, which provides giveaways to semiconductor manufacturers
- More than $54 billion to fight the war in Ukraine
The congressman underscored the effect of all this reckless spending with a chart that tracked inflation in recent years.
Under President Donald Trump, inflation never got above 2.3 percent. In September 2020, the rate was 1.4 percent and trending downward when Joe Biden took office.
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As of September 2022, it’s at 8.2 percent, nearly six times higher than just two years ago.
“It’s one thing to read the title of a Democrat bill before you vote on it,” Gaetz added. “It’s entirely different to read the legislation itself.”
“The American Rescue Plan will not rescue America. The Inflation Reduction Act will not reduce inflation. Spending money on other countries will not help our economy nor the well-being of American citizens.”
Gaetz added, “Trillions of the Democrats’ spending bills signed into law by Joe Biden have created the inflation and ensuing recession we are experiencing today. When my Democrat colleagues claim that Republicans are creating an economic crisis, they need to look at the facts and reconsider such remarks.”
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