U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement after voting in opposition to H.R. 5376, the Democrats’ radical budget reconciliation bill.

“President Biden and the Democrats’ socialist tax and spend scam is big-government at its worst. This radical legislation would exert more government control over Americans’ lives than ever before. While the Democrats’ so-called ‘Build Back Better’ plan would indeed build a bigger government for unelected bureaucrats, all the American people get are higher taxes, skyrocketing inflation, and less freedom.

“This unprecedented power grab is astonishingly out of touch with the hardworking Hoosiers who feed, fuel, and power our nation. It vastly expands entitlement programs, promotes ‘welfare without work,’ punishes American job creators with burdensome taxes, weaponizes the IRS to target families and small businesses, and encourages taxpayer funding for abortion – all while giving tax breaks to wealthy blue states. Alarmingly, this legislation would decimate parents’ rights by dictating where their kids learn and who can provide child care – purposefully excluding faith-based options in an attack on Americans’ religious freedom.

“The Democrats’ tax and spend scam is the perfect recipe for disaster, as American workers are incentivized to stay home and job creators are incentivized to ship good jobs overseas. This is economic surrender to our enemies. And, the most terrifying part of this scam is that President Biden and the Democrats are willing to unabashedly lie to the American people about its cost as they double down on their radical agenda that Americans don’t want and can’t afford. Our nation is watching, and the American people deserve far better.” 

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.

Provided by Rep. Walorski’s Office