On Friday morning, the House passed Biden's $1.75 trillion Build Back Better spending package after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy delivered a marathon speech overnight that harshly condemned the Build Back Better spending package.
McCarthy's marathon speech lasted over eight hours as be blasted the bill, stalling the vote on the package.
McCarthy called the spending package "the single most reckless and irresponsible spending in the history of this country," noting that this is the most spend at one time "in American History."
"Never in American history will so many taxes be raised and so much borrowing be needed to pay for all this reckless spending," said McCarthy.
McCarthy accused the Democrats of being "out of touch," and added that the bill "supports more waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption"
"From bank surveillance to bailouts, this bill takes the problems President Biden and Democrats have already created and makes them much, much worse. It’s no secret that this bill is too extreme, too costly, and too liberal for the United States. My colleagues here in the House and in the Senate know it. And staunch liberals in the press know it," said McCarthy.
"Despite overwhelming warnings from moderates in their party, from liberals in the press, and from the American people at the polls -- House Democrats are plugging their ears and plunging ahead without regard for the consequences. The Democrats aren't just ignoring what's going on. It's worse: they aren't even pretending to listen," he continued.
McCarthy blasted the Biden Administration, saying that the actions they have taken since January 2021 have caused massive inflation, the supply chain crisis, labor shortages, "and when his administration missteps - and it does often - Biden blames the military, our allies, the Vice President, Congress, ordinary Americans… anyone but himself."
"One party rule for one year has brought us inflation we haven't seen in 31 years. Gas prices the highest it's been since the last time President Biden was down at the White House. A Thanksgiving that's going to cost you more than any time in your life. A border with 1.7 million encounters. A border, between February and October, that more people have crossed than 2018, 2019, and 2020 combined and Mr. Speaker, the closest the president has ever been to the border in 42 years is to drive through El Paso," said McCarthy.
McCarthy slammed the provision in the bill that provides a five year parole to migrants that came into the country illegally before January 1, of 2011, saying that "the winners of this mass amnesty would be the smugglers and the criminal cartels who get a government-provided advertisement for new customers. The losers, however, would be the rule of law, legal immigrants, and most importantly, American citizens."
He also condemned the provision that allows the IRS to look into into personal bank accounts for transactions over $600, a provision that Democrats have said will allow the administration to gather more taxes from tax-evading billionaires.
"Democrats told us what they want to do: spy on every American's bank account for spending as little as $28 a day. That's less than $200 a week," said McCarthy. If you or your family spends $28 a day -- prepare to be under constant audit by the IRS."
"And that’s what they’ll do through audits, regulations, and all the power that comes from doubling the size of the most intrusive bureaucracy in the federal government," he added.
McCarthy also advocated for the right for parents to be involved in what their children are being taught, saying that "Every parent in every community and every corner of the country has the right to know what their children are being taught and what they are actually learning -- and no politician or government bureaucrat should have the power to deny you that right."
"Make no mistake: nationalized education means less control for parents and more control for Washington politicians who want to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on unionized, universal Pre-K," he continued. "It means the Secretaries of HHS and Education have the final say in what our children will learn."
McCarthy called upon his fellow House representatives to vote against the bill, warning that if they "put partisanship above people" they are destined to lose in the midterm elections next year.
"This vote is - in Speaker Pelosi's own words - 'the culmination of her career.' Do you want it to be the end of yours? Because if you vote for this bill I can promise that many of you will not be serving in this body after the midterms," said McCarthy.
"For those of you who represent districts similar to the communities in New Jersey and Virginia - you know this bill is not in the interest of the country or the people who elected you to represent them. You know that because those voters sent a clear message against it. You know it will be condemned by history and by generations to come. You still have time to do the right thing," he added.
With the bill passing in the House, it now heads to the Senate. The bill passed 220-213, with it passing mostly along party lines. Maine Rep. Jared Golden was the sole Democrat to vote against the bill, according to Axios.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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