By Laura Davison, featuring Patrice Onwuka, director of the Center for Economic Opportunity

Democratic lawmakers are risking the ire of voters inflamed by this year’s tax-filing season, as the stalling of President Joe Biden’s priority economic package leaves them bereft of promised benefits.

Embedded in the Build Back Better package were two provisions that Democrats designed so that the effects would be felt immediately by key constituencies: lower-income families, along with wealthier voters in areas with high local taxes, critical to a number of swing districts.

This year’s challenges only compound the fears and anxieties people have about interacting with the IRS and paying their taxes, said Patrice Onwuka, who directs the Center for Economic Opportunity at the Independent Women’s Forum.

To address voters who are inflamed by their tax situation, there’s always the age-old political trick of blaming political opponents.

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