During his morning broadcast, Joe Scarborough blasted Mike Johnson's plan to fund Israel's war effort by taking the money from the IRS.
Nearly every time Republicans are in power, the richest people in the country get a big tax break. Due to a shortage of IRS personnel, the rich are also often able to use tricks to avoid paying their full tax bill. The Inflation Reduction Act attempted to solve that issue by funding the IRS so that it would be easier to go after tax cheats.
Knowing that many Americans support Israel's war against Hamas, the House GOP came up with a funding bill. But it would allow tax cheats to run wild again. Scarborough asked his audience:
"Did anybody ever hear Mike Johnson holding up a bill under Donald Trump because it wasn't paid for?" Scarborough said. "In all of the $8 trillion, he just opened the door, 'Here, just drive the trucks through,' of debt – $1 billion, $2 billion, Mike Johnson, $3 billion, $5 billion, $7 billion, $8 billion, $8 billion Mike Johnson and Donald Trump gave America in debt."
The Morning Joe host continued, "It is so gross, and, making it even grosser, he says, 'This is what we're going to do – we'll protect the Jews if you protect the billionaires. We want billionaire tax cheats to get away with stealing more money from the American people. We'll let you protect the Jews, Joe Biden, but you have to let us protect our donors, our billionaire donors that are tax cheats.'"