(CNSNews.com) - The Congressional Budget Office expects it to take "a few weeks to fully analyze and estimate the budgetary effects" of the Democrats' so-called Inflation Reduction Act," but no matter.
The House will vote on the mammoth bill today -- many lawmakers not bothering to return to D.C. to cast their vote in person. They'll do it remotely, thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who recently extended the deadline for remote voting.
Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) objects to many of the bill's provisions, including the plan to hire 87,000 new IRS agents:
"Get this, Maria," he told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo on Friday:
"The Clemson football stadium holds 83,000 fans. It won't even hold IRS agents that they are -- they're getting ready to hire. It's a total -- they're doing this for effect, and the American people don't deserve this.
“And the budget, look to call this the Inflation Reduction Act just goes to show you it's a bait and switch. It's anything but the inflation reduction act. This is going to fuel inflation, and again, the American people are getting hit in so many different ways and it's so unfair."
Norman said "the one thing" Democrats are good at is putting misleading labels on bills that do the opposite of what the title says:
"Here's what's in the bill," he said.
"Over of half of it's the green new deal. $250 billion, basically unsecured loans. You remember Solyndra. $1.3 billion for planting trees, what's that about? The $27 billion, with a B, to go to the slush funds of the EPA.
“The list goes on and on. It would be funny if it wasn't so serious for the American people and, you know, they've got to have consequences on this. And I think they will.
"When you combine what they're spending, no offsets -- and Maria, this did not go through the regular process. It did not go through the committees. It's 735 pages long. I doubt any congressman has read this, other than unelected bureaucrats who are running this country. It's not Joe Biden. He's vacationing. He's not capable anyway."
The White House has not released any information on Biden's vacation at a donor's mansion in South Carolina expect to say he has no public events scheduled.