(From Seventh District Congressman Billy Long)Inflation has reared its ugly head again and 88% of the public find that very concerning. You’ve heard the numbers and felt the impact in your wallets, but you may not know what has been causing it to surge.
A quick glance at the numbers shows Biden's budget would spend almost $7 trillion, that's Trillion with a 'T' per year over the next 10 years, totaling $69 trillion in spending.
My Dad also said, "they can put you in jail for failing to pay your taxes." Paying your taxes will become much more difficult with the almost certain tax increases that will be sold to the public as a way to help pay for all of this spending.
So, what does President Biden want to spend all of this money on? Not national security. In a time where we are facing an unprecedented border crisis, this budget proposal would have no new money for the Department of Homeland Security. As a percentage of the economy, defense spending would be at its lowest level since World War II. While China and Russia are busy building up their armed forces to challenge the United States, President Biden would rather decrease defense spending so that he can spend money on taxpayer-funded abortions and radical Green New Deal policies.
If you want to see where someone’s priorities truly lie, you only need to look at how they spend their money, or in this case, the taxpayer’s money. Congress holds the purse strings and controls how our government’s money is spent. Over the next few months, we will see where the Democrat's priorities truly lie, simply by watching how they want to spend taxpayer dollars. If any budget proposal that increases our deficit comes up for a vote in the House of Representatives I will strongly oppose it.