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House Clash: Democrats Pass Partisan $3.5 Trillion Budget Worsening Extreme Spending

House Clash: Democrats Pass Partisan $3.5 Trillion Budget Worsening Extreme Spending

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new $3.5 trillion budget August 24, which was rammed through by progressive leaders despite both Republican and moderate Democrat opposition. 

The partisan bill, which will raise taxes on Americans and lead to even higher inflation, greatly expands social safety net programs that have already been expanded in the last year due to COVID programs. The resolution will set the stage later on this year for even further money to be spent on similar programs.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi muscled nine moderate Democrat representatives into voting for the bill by withholding the passage of a much smaller, $1 trillion non-partisan infrastructure bill that was already passed by the Senate, which moderates urged be passed first. 

“I’m bewildered by my party’s misguided strategy to make passage of the popular, already-written, bipartisan infrastructure bill contingent upon passage of the contentious, yet-to-be-written, partisan reconciliation bill,” Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a moderate Democrat, wrote in the Orlando Sentinel. “It’s bad policy and, yes, bad politics.”

Pelosi’s withholding of the non-partisan infrastructure proposal was the only way she could ram through the larger bill, since the House is so closely split among partisan lines. Just a few votes against the bill could end Democrats’ hopes for passing Biden’s huge spending plans.

Republicans universally voted against the bill, explaining that it would only worsen the $3 trillion deficit the country is facing and hurt an already record-high inflation, making everyday items more expensive. They also said the country should be focusing on the Afghanistan crisis right now instead of ways to overspend American taxpayer dollars. 

“Now is the time for Congress to show it can work together for the American people,” Congresswoman Young Kim said. “Unfortunately, as our economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans across the country see higher prices everywhere from the grocery store to the gas pump, Democrats are again bypassing bipartisanship and moving forward with a partisan, $3.5 trillion budget through the reconciliation process. This budget reconciliation would increase prices, raise taxes by over $600 on average for individuals in California’s 39th District, and take even more money out of taxpayers’ pockets. I will continue to do all I can to make life more affordable for workers and families I represent.”

“The last thing we need is trillions more in spending which will only add to our nearly $3 trillion budget deficit this year and fuel the already-rising cost of everyday items. American families, businesses and kids want to get back to work, back to school, and back to business,” Congresswoman Michelle Steel said. “It’s time for government to get out of the way.”

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