‘This plan is a gimmick’: Republicans react to Biden’s ‘farce’ budget plan for the fiscal year

by Josh Cohen

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Joe Biden’s recent budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year has been met with opposition from Republicans.

On Thursday, the House Republican leadership, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., along with Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., released a statement criticizing the budget plan, stating that the “reckless proposal” is doing nothing more than “doubling down on the same Far Left spending policies that have led to record inflation and our current debt crisis”.

A number of prominent Republican lawmakers have also taken to Twitter to express their opposition.

Senator John Kennedy, a Republican from Louisiana, tweeted, “Pres. Biden’s budget is really a messaging bill to his radical base about what he believes in: Bigger government, higher taxes, more spending, and more regulation.” This reflects his belief that the budget plan is intended to appease the progressive wing of the Democratic party, rather than address the country’s economic challenges.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., tweeted, “First, Biden spent more than any other President in history, causing the worst inflation in over 40 years. Now his plan to ‘tackle’ the debt is to raise taxes on the American people who are suffering from his out of control spending. Biden budget plan will bring America to its knees.”

Congressman Byron Donalds, a Republican from Florida, echoed these criticisms.

Donalds said, “Biden’s proposed budget is a farce & a fairytale intended to hoodwink the American people into thinking that the Democrats are here to help them. This plan is a gimmick meant to distract from his abysmal tenure & prop up his unexciting bid for reelection. I’m not buying it.”

Overall, Republicans have expressed strong opposition to the budget plan, arguing that it will lead to more spending.

The House Republican leadership’s statement emphasized the problem of federal spending, slamming Biden’s “unserious budget proposal,” which “includes trillions in new taxes that families will pay directly or through higher costs.”

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