March 14, 2023

Sen. John Kennedy Destroys Biden's Budget Plans

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) said that President Joe Biden's nearly $7 trillion budget proposal took his breath away.

Kennedy shared the comments during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

"His numbers are extraordinary," he said. "We're going to run out of digits here. It's a $6.9 trillion budget, $4.7 trillion in new taxes that will affect everyone over 10 years, $18 trillion in new debt, a cut to defense."

Kennedy claimed there was only one way to make Biden's budget any better.

"The only way I know how to improve the president's budget is with a shredder," Kennedy added.

"The president says that his budget will solve our financial problems in Medicare and Social Security," he said. "That's not true. Anything seems possible when you don't know what you're talking about. The Wall Street Journal just reported that the president's budget will add $11 trillion in a financial shortfall to Social Security and Medicare."

Kennedy also spoke out on the issues of Social Security and Medicare that Biden has used in his push against Republicans.

"Medicare is going to start getting in trouble financially in 2028, Social Security in 2035," said Kennedy.

"We should be talking now how to make sure these programs are solvent. The problem is President Biden in his state of the union address decided to demagogue the issue…you can only be young once, but you can always be immature, and I thought it was a very immature thing to do," he added.

The budget will certainly include controversy from Republicans who see the need to make cuts, while Democrats will use any proposed cuts to blame conservatives and feed its political messaging for the next election cycle.

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