House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Thursday that passing the Inflation Reduction Act in August “saved the planet.”
During a press conference, Pelosi touted the supposed benefits of the IRA, including its extension of Obamacare subsidies, expansion of prescription drug subsidies and the dubious claims that it will reduce inflation and the deficit.
But her most boldest claim pertained to the $360 billion marked for fighting climate change: “We saved the planet. We’re saving the planet with a record $360 billion to save the planet, generating jobs and cleaner air and cleaner water and jobs and security for our country.”
In an essay about the IRA published in August, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman also floated the idea that the Democrats had saved civilization.