LIMA — Representative Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, stopped by LifeWise Academy, the National Federation of Independent Business, and The Lima News to get a glimpse of the city. Jordan encouraged Republicans to vote in the coming election and stand in the face of adversity.
Jordan confronted present issues in Congress regarding the IRS, Democratic party and judicial system.
“The last four weeks Joe Biden has raided the home of a former president, taken the phone of a sitting member of Congress, called half the country fascist and extremist, then said to those same people, ‘Oh, by the way, I’m going to make you pay the student loans of the Americans who vote Democrat,’” said Jordan. “Then said, ‘If you don’t like all of that, just remember to unleash 87,000 IRS agents to come to harass you, the taxpayer.’ I mean that is frightening stuff. I think the next 63 days (until the November election) are really basic.”
“We went from a secure border to no border. We went from safe streets to record crime. We went from energy independence and $2 gas to begging the OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), Iran, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia to increase the reduction in $5 gas. Then we went from stable prices to 41-year high inflation. Elect Republicans if you want to stop that. I have been all over the country and you can feel it; people are fed up.”
As a part of the Inflation Reduction Act, the government plans to hire around 87,000 IRS agents by 2031. The goal is to increase the IRS budget by $80 billion over the next 10 years. The new budget will aid in hiring more enforcement agents, covering operations support, taxpayer services and system modernization.
Jordan weighed in.
“This inflation reduction act is going to increase inflation and increase people’s taxes and it is going to let loose 87,000 agents come to harass you,” added Jordan. “It is out of control but it’s been out of control for a while. The good news is our economy is better than everyone else’s. The other good news is the dollar is the currency of trade and international exchange. That means so much. We want to keep it that way; we cannot keep spending like this.”
At the present time, Jordan has no plans to run for Senate or Speaker of the House. He hopes to win the upcoming election and be selected as the chair of the Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives.
“The Republican party stands for a secure border, energy independence as we had 20 months ago,” said Jordan. “Stable prices, you get stable prices if you are energy independent, you don’t spend like crazy. We actually think you should fund the police and not have record crime in every urban area. We do believe in the bill of rights and the constitution.”