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Aderholt slams ‘reckless’ $3.5T Democrat budget proposal — ‘leftwing smorgasbord’

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) on Tuesday voiced his opposition to Senate Democrats’ newly unveiled budget plan, which calls for $3.5 trillion in spending.

Senate Democrats released an outline of their multi-trillion-dollar spending agenda, which seeks to provide universal preschool education, free community college, Medicare expansion, and a plethora of additional items related to progressive climate and social efforts.

The congressman took exception to procedural tactics Democrats wish to employ to pass their ambitious spending proposal.

“The budget put forward by Democrats is just reckless, and a leftwing smorgasbord,” said Aderholt. “Not only is the amount of money they propose we borrow from our children and grandchildren reckless, but also the way in which they want to use budget tricks to pass it.”

He added, “This budget is full of Green New Deal type programs. It Increases the welfare rolls and has no requirements for work. It also includes amnesty for millions of people in the United States illegally. And even though Democrats claim to hate tax cuts, this budget gives one to their wealthy, liberal donors in blue states.”

The budget proposal comes as the upper chamber aims to pass additional spending by way of a $1 trillion infrastructure package. The infrastructure bill has bipartisan support as some moderate Senate Republicans have announced their support for the bill.

Aderholt concluded, “Budget reconciliation was never intended to be a workaround of the legislative, appropriations process. But Democrats know they could not get this leftwing budget through Congress any other way. The leftwing of the party has gotten the taxpayers’ credit card and they are ready to go on a spending spree.”

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL

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