WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the consideration on party lines of President Biden’s Partisan Budget Resolution, H. Con. Res. 11 and S. Con. Res. 5, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:
“Despite Biden’s frequent rhetoric in the past several week about ‘unity,’ President Biden and Congressional Democrats plan to ram through a budget resolution with no efforts to meaningfully engage Republican, and as a result, no Republican votes. This move sets up hyper-partisan consideration of a nearly $2 trillion dollar reconciliation package that will only increase the burgeoning deficit while doing little to get Americans back to work.
“On top of bad policy such as blue state bailouts and an increase in federal unemployment benefits, this reconciliation package is poised to include a wishlist of far-left ideas such as blue-state bailouts and even a $15 minimum wage mandate. Such policies will make it harder for employers to fill jobs while also rewarding fiscally irresponsible state and municipal governments, which only impedes the nation’s economic recovery. Worse still, the fact that policy items such as the $15 minimum wage are even being entertained as part of a budget reconciliation bill also demonstrates Democrats’ complete disregard for established precedent and law.”