Federal Judge Delivers Biden Major Defeat, Rules That It Was Unconstitutional For Him To Limit States’ Tax Cuts

A federal judge ruled that part of Biden’s 1.9 trillion relief plan is unconstitutional, according to The Washington Times.

U.S. District Judge Douglas Cole ruled that limiting a state’s tax cuts goes against the constitution.

“The Biden administration reached too far, seized too much and got its hand slapped,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost stated.

“This is a monumental win for the preservation of the U.S. Constitution — the separation of powers is real, and it exists for a reason.”

“The Tax Mandate exceeds Congress’s power under the Constitution,” Judge Cole said.

“The federal government needs to stay in its lane. If they don’t … we’re going to bump them up against the wall and keep them where they belong!”

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From The Washington Times:

Mr. Yost had filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, saying that the provision in the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” barring states from using the federal aid to offset tax cuts “directly or indirectly” is unconstitutional.

The judge ruled on Thursday that the tax mandate “falls short of the clarity” that Supreme Court precedent requires for the Constitution’s spending clause covering grants to states. He disagreed with Ms. Yellen’s argument that Treasury regulations clarified the question.

The administration is expected to appeal the ruling.

Several other states have joined another federal lawsuit challenging the tax mandate.

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