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Arizonans are weighing in on whether Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D.Ariz.), should support the massive Democrat supported social spending and taxation bill. It was part of a compromise between Sen. Joe Manchin (D.W.Va.), and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Sinema said Thursday evening she would “move on” with the bill, officially known as the Inflation Reduction Act. She had previously indicated that some changes would be required in order for her to support the bill.
Fox News Digital interviewed a variety of Arizona residents to find out their opinions on the bill and whether Sinema should accept it, given that it could lead to tax increases on middle-class Americans.
Willis Daychild, resident, stated that she believes she should. “I support it because the inflation rate is outrageous at the moment, and I would be happy if they could curb it somehow.”
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Gary Kuznia, Resident, disagreed. He stated, “No, way.” And suggested that he had strong feelings about this bill and was deliberately keeping his language clean for camera.
He believed that the bill would do nothing to fix the enormous level of inflation that Americans are facing, and that it would cause increased taxes on Americans despite promises it would not.
“I pray she doesn’t cave. I do. I love her. Even though I am a conservative, she is very appealing to me. He added, “I hope she doesn’t.”
Richard Carrillo, resident of Sinema, said he was not concerned about the possibility that the bill would raise taxes. Sinema claimed that Sinema should back it “if that’s going to help out.”
“Yeah. I would. I would support it … I think she should back it,” he said.
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Joseph Nunez, a resident said that “as far as me concerned, you just don’t know if this much money will combat inflation.” “But I don’t think she should be backing something that is three quarters of trillion dollars without solid, tangible evidence. That’s quite a sum.
“I don’t know if that she should back without details about how that money will be used and where it will be spent, so it can trickle into the places that it needs,” he said.
Sinema’s support means that the bill will likely pass the Senate in narrow votes. This could lead to Vice President Kamala Harir being forced to end a 50-50 tie.
Schumer had earlier announced on Thursday that the Senate would meet again Saturday afternoon to vote on the bill.
This report was contributed by Chad Pergram, Lance LaraLin and Tyler Olson of Fox News.
Source: Fox News