House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy released a video decrying a provision that was cut from the Build Back Better plan two weeks ago.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy posted a video on Tuesday attacking a supposed provision in President Joe Biden’s jobs plan that McCarthy said would let the government “spy on your bank account.” But the measure is not actually in the $1.75 trillion proposal pending in Congress.
“What’s in the Democrats’ Socialist Spending Scam?” the California Republican tweeted as he shared the 73-second video. “87,000 new IRS agents to spy on your bank account. It’s invasive, unconscionable, and will impact nearly every American—but it’s a feature of their enormously wasteful spending package.”
When Biden and congressional Democrats agreed on a $1.75 trillion compromise framework in late October to invest in climate change and caregiving infrastructure, they dropped the idea entirely. The bill advanced by the House on Nov. 5 includes no new bank data reporting requirements.
The video features clips of McCarthy and allies at his Oct. 28 “roundtable” event on what he termed “IRS Surveillance,” each attacking a provision in President Joe Biden’s original $3.5 trillion Build Back Better investment plan that would have required banks to report annual account transaction totals to the Internal Revenue Service.
“They want to spy on you. They’re gonna force the financial institutions, be it the fintech, be it your credit…