Tuberville: $3,500,000,000,000

Democrats’ Reckless Spending Spree Full of Items Americans Can’t Afford, Don’t Want 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) released the following statement regarding Senate Democrats’ passage of the FY 2022 budget resolution:

“Democrats are known for their spend-first, ask-questions-later tendencies, but this budget resolution really takes the cake. Democrats are hell-bent on spending $3.5 trillion of the taxpayers’ money on a progressive wish list that includes free college, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and radical climate change policies, just to name a few. Make no mistake: every American will end up paying for these proposals through increased taxes, higher prices at the gas pump, and higher costs at the grocery store as a result of runaway inflation.”

“The American people need to realize just how astronomically absurd a number like 3.5 trillion is – $3,500,000,000,000. Even if you spent $5 million every single day, it’d still take almost 2,000 years to reach $3.5 trillion. That’s the same amount of time between the birth of Jesus Christ and today. We have got to put a halt to this absolutely reckless fiscal policy before we saddle our children, grandchildren, and their children with the back-breaking debt burden of the Democrats’ worst spending dreams.”

During debate on the budget resolution, Sen. Tuberville offered an amendment that would reduce or eliminate federal funding to local governments that defund law enforcement departments. You can watch Sen. Tuberville’s remarks urging his colleagues to support the amendment here.

Senator Tommy Tuberville represents Alabama in the United States Senate and is a member of the Senate Armed Services, Agriculture, Veterans’ Affairs, and HELP Committees.