We are starting to get a taste of what the next two years are going to be like.
The House is going to pass a bill along partisan lines and claim a huge victory.
That bill will likely die on Senator Schumer's desk or get vetoed by Biden if, somehow, it makes it past the Senate, rendering this whole process an exercise in futility.
That is what is about to happen to H.B. 23.
The first real "bill" that the new GOP House has passed is the revoking of funding for the 87,000 IRS agents that Biden wants to add to the government payroll.
This is the legislation that Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) was so upset that was not being addressed because of the resistance to Kevin McCarthy as Speaker.
The bill passed the House along party lines save one Republican holdout, which was Rep. Tony Gonzalez (R-TX).
I have more to say about him later, so I won't bore with you that right now.
There is statement legislation that serves a purpose and there is legislation that is passed so politicians can drive fundraising… this is the latter.
Realistically, Democrats were never going to get on board with this and even if it somehow passed the Senate, Biden has already stated that he will veto the bill.
The ink was not even dry on the legislation when the White House stated, "Far from protecting middle-class families or small businesses, H.R. 23 protects wealthy tax cheats at the expense of honest, middle-class taxpayers.
"With their first economic legislation of the new Congress, House Republicans are making clear that their top economic priority is to allow the rich and multi-billion dollar corporations to skip out on their taxes, while making life harder for ordinary, middle-class families that pay the taxes they owe. That's their agenda; not lowering costs or cutting taxes for hardworking Americans – as President Biden has consistently advocated."
It continued, "If the President were presented with H.R. 23 – or any other bill that enables the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations to cheat on their taxes, while honest and hard-working Americans are left to pay the tab – he would veto it."
This is annoying, to say the least.
If you want to pass legislation, at least make it something to address the major issues going on right now, such as immigration, supply chain, energy independence.
Make it a bill that all Americans care about and force Democrats' hands and put Joe Biden on the spot.
Make it evident that he will not accept any legislation that will help Americans if it means Republicans get some credit for it.
Other than that, you are just wasting our time and providing Democrats with fodder to use against the GOP.
Don't believe me? Well, go take a gander on Twitter and see how many videos of Bill on Capitol Hill are floating around under posts made by Republicans that claim they just repealed the IRS funding.
So far, Mr. McCarthy, you get an F.
Source: Fox News