Vice President Kamala Harris has reportedly been hiking and visiting farmer’s markets while vacationing with her husband in Hawaii as president Biden signed some of his most important legislation to date.
According to reports, Harris will fly back to the US tomorrow after spending a week relaxing with her husband, Doug Emhoff since August 15.
While the couple landed in Kauai, Biden was signing the Inflation Reduction Act into law and announced the full extent of his eye-watering student loans plan.
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) August 22, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act will provide an enormous $369 billion for “clean energy” initiatives which Biden insists will result in lower energy prices for struggling Americans along with $80 billion for the IRS.
Biden also controversially announced that he would waiver $10,000 in federal student loans for ex-students who earn less than $125,000 a year, sparking a backlash of criticism from those who say the president is punishing individuals who did not attend higher education.
In-between posts about how she’s anti-abortion bans, Harris Tweeted her approval of Biden’s decision:
“Federal student loan debt has weighed heavily on our nation, preventing people from starting a family, buying a home, or starting a small business. Today, @POTUS announced our Administration will cancel $10,000 in federal student loan debt for millions of Americans,” wrote Harris on Twitter.
Federal student loan debt has prevented people from pursuing their dreams. Our Administration will provide $10,000 in student debt cancellation for those who make less than $125,000 per year, and $20,000 to Pell Grant recipients who make less than $125,000 per year. https://t.co/EhDWlZ1l8p
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) August 24, 2022
“Any student who has a Pell Grant is eligible for free or discounted high-speed internet. Spread the word,” she Tweeted in another post as she applauded more hand-outs from Biden for those who were lucky enough to attend college or university.
No Republican representatives supported the legislation, with many raising concerns over its IRS funding, claiming that it would target small-business owners rather than big earners.
“President Biden made that promise multiple times, ‘if you make under $400,000, don’t worry, your taxes won’t go up.’ This bill breaks President Biden’s promise. It’s confirmed by the CBO and there was an amendment to stop it from happening and every Democrat voted against it,” said House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Rep. Fred Upton echoed the same concerns:
“They’re gonna throw more than $80 billion to hire more agents who are going to be tasked with hounding taxpayers who report pass-through business income through Schedule C and Schedule E,” he said.
“These folks are by and large middle income family owned small businesses owners who busted their butts to keep their doors open through the pandemic and now we’re sending the cavalry after them, leading to higher compliance costs and time wasted. That’s going to increase costs for all Americans.”
Harris’ unannounced trip to Hawaii seemed to fall on her eight-year wedding anniversary, and the couple were spotted sight-seeing at Waipa Foundation Farmer’s Market and hiking in Haena State Park.
Biden has also enjoyed plenty of time off this summer, despite out-of-control inflation levels.
Earlier this month, the president and his family visited Kiawah Island where they spent some time vacationing at a Democrat Party donor’s $20 million estate.
They then relocated to Biden’s beach-fronted mansion in Delaware (around which he is building a $490,324 ‘border wall’, all funded by the taxpayer), before returning to the White House to sign the Inflation Reduction Act into law.
Harris is set to land back in the States tomorrow.
This story syndicated with permission from Jo Marney, Author at Trending Politics
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