Sen. John Kennedy: Biden and the Woke Left Think Americans Can’t Survive Unless They Make Every Single Decision for Them

By Melanie Arter | October 6, 2021 | 11:49am EDT
Republican Senator from Louisiana John Kennedy delivers remarks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, October 15, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by SHAWN THEW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Republican Senator from Louisiana John Kennedy delivers remarks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, October 15, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo by SHAWN THEW/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Tuesday that the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is about making “every single decision for Americans about how to run their lives.”

Case in point, the Democrats’ plan to have the IRS track every single financial transaction of bank accounts with over $600 in it or that have $600 in transactions.

Kennedy told Fox News’s “Hannity” that he doesn’t believe the Democrats’ plan to add new IRS agents is about compliance.


As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Biden administration is proposing that Congress enact legislation to require that financial institutions annually report to the Internal Revenue Service what Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen describes as the “aggregate inflows into the account during the year and the aggregate outflows” for all accounts that are worth at least $600 or that engage in at least $600 worth of transactions.

“President Biden has two bills that he's pushing - the fake infrastructure bill which he’ll spend $400 billion that we don't have and the bill to which you referred, the spending orgy reconciliation bill, which by the way, President Biden says is free. I would remind you that mice die in mouse traps because they think the cheese is free. This bill is not free. It’ll cost everybody,” Kennedy told Fox News’s “Hannity.”

“The bill would have $4 trillion worth of new spending, $4 trillion worth of new taxes, $2 trillion worth of new debt, and it includes the provision to which you were referring. It would require our banks to report the daily transactions to the IRS of everyone's checking account. If you have a job in America, you are going to have your daily transactions, hourly transactions reported to the IRS,” Kennedy said.

“As one of my colleagues Senator Lummis says, whether you buy a couch or a cow, the IRS is going to know about it. I don't know about you, but it gives me the creepy vibes. If you want to learn more about it, I put a piece on my website at John Kennedy.com, but this is one more example why, at least in my state, President Biden is about as popular as a fever blister. They just don't understand this stuff,” he said.

Host Sean Hannity said, “I read they might have medicine for that. I don't know.”

“The medicine is to kill this bill, and Republicans aren't perfect, but there's so many members now, the other side, including President Biden, that are crazy. I mean, I've never seen anything like this,” Kennedy said.

“I think what we’re watching in terms of-- or seeing in terms of the disarray, President Biden has dug up more snakes than he can kill. He made all of these promises. He said, I'm a moderate. He's not. He's given into the woke left,” the senator said.

“First, he said the infrastructure bill is not connected to the spending orgy bill, and now we know that it is, and the woke leftists in his party are refusing to advance the infrastructure bill until they pass the spending orgy bill, and the less woke leftists -- still woke but not quite as woke as the woke leftists -- are disagreeing with that and they’re in disarray, and meanwhile, the American people are looking at this with their mouths open,” he said.

“And they are going, my God, these people do not trust me to make decisions for myself. They really think - Biden and the woke left - they really think that America can't survive unless Biden and the woke left make every single decision for Americans about how to run their lives. That’s what this bill is about. It's going to extend the federal government into every corner of every American's life and that is why the president's poll numbers are dropping, in my opinion,” Kennedy said.

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