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Britt: Biden, budget plan ‘out of touch’

Sen. Katie Britt is unimpressed by President Joe Biden’s newly proposed budget for 2024. In fact, she said the president “is completely out of touch with the harsh reality Alabamians are facing everyday of his term.”

“Prices have already skyrocketed 14.4% since he took office, while Americans’ personal savings have fallen to a nearly 15-year low,” Britt (R-Auburn) said. “… President Biden confirmed that he wants to raise taxes and spend more. His unserious, yet unsurprising, budget proposal only doubles down on the failed tax-and-spend agenda fueling this kitchen table crisis.

“The people of Alabama know that the federal government does not have a revenue problem, this administration has a spending problem.”

Biden’s latest budget proposal is expected to increase the deficit by $1.8 trillion in the next fiscal year, Britt said. And, defense spending would be cut year over year when accounting for inflation.

However, non-defense spending would increase to 7.3%, she said.

The proposal would also reduce the Department of Homeland Security budget by 1%, not even factoring in reduced spending power due to inflation.

“The Biden administration has never taken border security seriously, and this disastrous Department of Homeland Security budget proposal only cements President Biden’s complete disinterest in solving the problem,” Britt said. “There is an unprecedented national security and humanitarian crisis at the border, yet the president would rather fund his own political agenda than the safety of American families and communities.

“This is dangerous and should be rejected by my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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