Citizens Against Government Waste Names Rep. Richard Neal September 2022 Porker of the Month | Citizens Against Government Waste

Citizens Against Government Waste Names Rep. Richard Neal September 2022 Porker of the Month

Press Release

September 14, 2022
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2022
Contact: Alexandra Abrams (202-467-5310)

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) our September 2022 Porker of the Month for wanting to raise taxes and bankrupt America.

On August 12, 2022, Rep. Neal tweeted: “FYI: The #InflationReductionAct is fully paid for and DOES NOT raise taxes on any middle-class families. That’s what Democrats do.”  Democrats like him don’t, instead they raise taxes, recklessly spend taxpayer dollars, refuse to cut any spending, and bankrupt the country. The Inflation Reduction Act raises taxes by $740 billion, impacting Americans in every income bracket.  It will also increase spending, deepen the recession, and prolong the worst inflation in 40 years.  Yet Rep. Neal wants to increase taxes even more if Democrats keep control of the House.  In 2023, taxes will increase by $16.7 billion for Americans earning less than $200,000.  By 2031, those making less than $400,000 will be hit with more than two-thirds of the tax burden. 

CAGW President Tom Schatz said, “There cannot be a worse time to raise taxes further, yet Democrats like Rep. Neal claim that their plans will provide ‘economic relief’ to the American people.­ He and his big-spending friends in Congress are more hellbent than ever on screwing over taxpayers.  Americans are drowning in debt and are tired of members of Congress like Rep. Neal promising to help their finances, while turning their backs on them.  Rep. Neal’s desire to continue to raise taxes on hard-working Americans is despicable and should be remembered by every taxpayer who cares about the future of the country.  Rep. Neal should focus on cutting trillions in spending instead of raising taxes, and his failure to do so makes him an easy choice for CAGW’s September Porker of the Month.”

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  For more than two decades, Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers and government officials who have shown a blatant disregard for the taxpayers.


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