President Trump issued a stark warning against the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending plan, claiming the socialist proposal will likely destroy the country, communities far and wide, and the American Dream as a whole.
The 45th president released a statement on Wednesday blasting the spending push saying, “It destroys our Borders and the rule of law by granting dangerous amnesty that will flood America’s beautiful cities.”
Lawmakers approved a budget proposal for the $3.5 trillion spending bill early Wednesday, which Trump and other conservatives believe will fuel socialism in America. The bill would allocate billions of dollars to childcare, Medicare, climate change, and other social safety net programs, although it is not expected to garner any GOP support.
“It will overwhelm our schools, and make our nation less safe,” Trump stated. “It raises taxes like we have never seen, while also making many things you buy everyday more expensive (gas, groceries, and much more).”
Critics have blasted the proposal because the funding would need to be derived from tax hikes targeting wealthy Americans and large corporations, a move which many moderate lawmakers will not endorse.
Although passing the budget resolution was just the first step in laying the groundwork for the $3.5 trillion spending plan, the proposal has been coupled with the recently-passed infrastructure bill in a bid to advance the radical spending proposal.
Despite that the Senate passed the first part of the infrastructure bill, costing $1.5 trillion, in a 69 to 30 vote on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has made it clear she will not hold a vote on the infrastructure bill until the massive spending proposal is passed alongside the legislation.
There were 19 Republicans who voted to advance the infrastructure bill, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. President Trump issued a warning days before the vote saying GOP lawmakers who support its passage may risk not having his endorsement during the 2022 elections.
Although Democrats do not need Republican support to pass the reconciliation bill, moderate Democrats such as Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., have already voiced their concerns surrounding the massive spending push and have said the price tag is too high to consider.