U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) slammed House Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget proposal, which gained the body’s approval on Tuesday after passing by way of a partisan vote along party lines.
Democrats’ narrowly-passed budget plan faced extreme opposition from congressional Republicans, as conservatives railed against the progressive spending package.
The South Alabama congressman sees the spending package drafted by his Democrat colleagues as being fiscally harmful to the nation, saying he “voted against Democrats’ efforts to bankrupt America with their socialist $3.5 trillion budget resolution.”
Carl says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the Democratic caucus are “hell-bent” on increasing taxes and have no concerns about the ever-expanding national debt.
“While the crisis at our southern border continues raging and President Biden refuses to take action to ensure Americans and American allies in Afghanistan are brought to safety, Nancy Pelosi and her radical colleagues are hell-bent on raising taxes on hardworking American families and exploding our national debt. Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and the American people deserve better than this,” said Carl.
Conservatives have fiercely pushed back against Democrats over their promoting of what they see as excessive deficit spending, as the federal government is approaching $30 trillion in debt. Alongside concerns over the United States’ expanding debt are fears of rising inflation and the stability and value of the nation’s currency.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL