Wicker Blasts Biden Budget

President’s Budget Request Outlines Reckless Spending, Misplaced Priorities

May 28, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today released the following statement regarding President Joseph R. Biden’s annual budget request to Congress:

“Today President Biden confirmed that his Administration is out of touch with the needs of the American people and will continue to spend with reckless abandon. If the President is serious about growing our economy, getting tough on China, and ensuring we remain a world superpower, then his budget request falls far short of his goals.

“As proposed, this budget would set our nation on a path to spend more in relation to the size of our economy than we have since World War II. The President’s plan would have us run deficits above $1 trillion a year for the next decade, while at the same time cutting back on our national defense and placing crushing tax hikes on job creators.

“Fortunately, Congress holds the power of the purse, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance an appropriations package that will meet the needs of our country. I will continue to stand firm against the President’s uncontrolled spending and job-killing tax hikes.”