‘Build Back Better’ Critics: Accounting Gimmicks, Additional IRS Enforcement Hiding Real Cost To Americans

‘Build Back Better’ Critics: Accounting Gimmicks, Additional IRS Enforcement Hiding Real Cost To Americans


Critics of the Biden administration’s $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better” social spending package excoriated what they say is the bill’s myriad hidden costs and the threat of intrusions from the Internal Revenue Service.

Several analyses of the bill have been conducted in recent weeks, concluding that the bill’s stated cost is deceptive because the package contains a number of hidden costs and arbitrary sunsets that could more than double its actual spending over a 10-year period.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, citing a study conducted by analysts at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, said in a letter to members of Congress that without those arbitrary sunsets and accounting tricks, the total cost of the bill is more than $4.1 trillion dollars.

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