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GOP congressional delegation blasts Biden’s budget

Thursday, President Joe Biden released his $6.8 trillion budget proposal, which includes raising taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals.

Members of the Alabama Congressional delegation criticized the President over the high spending, misplaced priorities, and increased taxes that are a part of the plan.

“The United States is facing the most complex and challenging set of threats to our national security in decades,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) in a released statement. “Unfortunately, the President has once again submitted a budget request that fails to take these threats seriously. A budget that proposes to increase non-defense spending at more than twice the rate of defense is absurd. The President’s incredibly misplaced priorities send all the wrong messages to our adversaries.”

As a Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rogers said his members are working on a plan that they believe reflects the true threats to America’s national security.

“On the House Armed Services Committee, we are focused on building an NDAA that provides our warfighters with the capability and lethality to deter and, if necessary, defeat the grave threats facing our nation,” he said. “Since day one, our committee has conducted robust oversight of Department of Defense programs, authorities, policies, and spending. As we examine the President’s budget and build the FY24 NDAA, we will continue to engage with DoD officials to determine what weapons, resources, and authorities our warfighters need to defeat the threats we face. Our adversaries will only be deterred by strength, not weakness.”

U.S. Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover) said the budget will not help solve the country’s problems.

“Bad policies have bad outcomes. However, after two years of poor results, the Biden administration is, once again, doubling down on terrible ideas,” said Palmer. “This nearly $7 trillion budget will do nothing to help reduce home energy costs, decrease inflation, make our nation safer, or improve the lives of American families. Instead, it represents yet another tax and spend proposal full of liberal special interest items and plays gimmicks to give an illusion of fiscal solvency. The President and his advisors need to get serious about our nation’s dire financial situation and quit their spending addiction. Republicans in the House stand ready to get our nation’s budget in order and address the economic concerns of all Americans.”

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) also reacted to the proposal, saying this is just another example of Biden’s “out of control” spending.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) posted a statement on Twitter about how Biden’s budget is “unacceptable.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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