To be more precise, the bill as it currently stands is going to more then double the IRS headcount. Dems Poised To Make IRS Larger Than Pentagon, State Department, FBI, and Border Patrol Combined
I think the deal was more about giving the western powers a fig leaf to letting Russian wheat go to market (and the Russians are on track to have a great harvest). Also, Ukraine has been destroyed by war and oppressions many times in the last 100 years alone and it keeps bouncing back as a bread basket. But in the short term I think the clip below is pretty spot on.
A solution from Ithaca NY….
There is more coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef than ever recorded. We’ve had four bleaching events in the last seven years, and record hottest ever heat, the highest CO2 levels recorded since we invented ways to record CO2, and yet, despite all that, the reef is thriving.
The United States says it’s watching ongoing Chinese military drills around Taiwan very closely, while condemning the latest series of ballistic missiles fired over the island as a severe provocation and escalation. The White House has ordered the Ronald Reagan carrier strike group to stay in the area.
To be precise, the headline should have said Pentecostal churches. Spiritual union: why Gulf migrants are turning to evangelical Christianity
While the infrastructure act authorizes a pilot program to test collecting the personal information needed to charge drivers for their use of roads and highways, it doesn’t answer the far thornier questions about how to protect that data. Will only the feds track drivers? Will each state and locality that currently depends on fuel taxes also monitor drivers? If so, will the data be pooled? Will destinations be tracked along with mileage?