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Alabama congressmen condemn Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget framework

The six Republican members of Alabama’s House congressional delegation voted against the spending bill.

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a massive $3.5 trillion dollar budget deal. The six Republican members of Alabama’s House congressional delegation voted against the spending bill, which they warn increases the national debt and the size and scope of the federal government beyond historical norms.

“Once again, I am disappointed, but not surprised, that there is not one single Democrat who values the future of America above their own political future,” said Congressman Gary Palmer, R-Alabama. “There were nine Democrat members who signed a letter pledging that they would not vote for the $3.5 trillion dollar budget deal. But when the pressure was put on them, they violated their own pledge and voted for the bill. What is even more disturbing is the fact that many of us have been working to rescue Americans and Afghan allies from being held hostage or murdered by the Taliban. Yet Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democrat leaders in the House made passing a massive tax and spend bill their top priority.”

Congressman Jerry Carl, R-Alabama, also issued a statement regarding his vote against the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget, which he referred to as “socialist” and a “resolution to bankrupt America.”

“Today, I voted against Democrats’ efforts to bankrupt America with their socialist $3.5 trillion budget resolution,” Carl said.

Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Alabama, was equally skeptical of the Democrats’ legislation.

“Spending $3.5 trillion on a so-called ‘infrastructure’ package increases America’s risk of suffering a debilitating national insolvency and bankruptcy,” Brooks warned ahead of the vote. “We simply cannot spend money we don’t have, have to borrow to get, and cannot afford to pay back. I will vote against it.”

Brooks is giving up his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives to pursue an open seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Congressman Barry Moore, R-Alabama, said that Americans aren’t interested in passing Democrats’ budget priorities.

“Earlier today, Pelosi claimed: ‘Today is a great day of pride for our country and for Democrats.’ Why? Because House Democrats rammed through Biden’s radical budget,” Congressman Barry Moore, R-Alabama, said. “I can assure Speaker Pelosi that Americans stranded in Afghanistan couldn’t care less about her $3.5 TRILLION tax and spending spree.”

“Congress should be focused on getting Americans trapped behind enemy lines home safely – not fueling inflation, sending jobs overseas, and bankrupting future generations of Americans,” Palmer said. “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.”

“The Democrats made the $3.5 trillion dollar bill their top priority,” Palmer said. “This bill is representative of the blatant disregard for the lives of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies still trapped because of the Biden surrender. It is also representative of the Democrats’ careless attitude toward the record jump in inflation that is doing so much harm to our lower income families and senior citizens. This bill will only further the crushing burden of debt and economic destruction that will do immeasurable harm to America’s future.”

The national debt is $28.7 trillion. That is up from $10.6 trillion on this day in 2008 and just $5.7 trillion in 2000.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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