Looks like that winning ticket to the Treasury earned him $4.1 triiiiiiilion of our dollars to spend next year, and he plans to hike taxes by $3.4 trillion over the next decade.
All of his friends in the Energy Department and EPA will benefit, our military, not so much.
The Defense Department would get a paltry raise of only 0.6 percent, while he’s throwing $7.7 billion dollars at his pledge made during the Paris Climate Summit to save the planet. Except for the trees, he needs those to print more money.
The President’s budget includes a $10.25/barrel oil tax that I believe especially hurts parents, farmers and small business owners #TaxHike
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) February 9, 2016
No word about funding for that disaster the EPA caused in Silverton, but hey, Michigan has a water problem so the EPA gets $158 million for city water systems.
Homeland Security only gets a boost of 0.2 percent, because we don’t have terrorism in this country, we have “workplace violence.”
Fighting the war on terror is now the job of the State Department, seriously, they get a 3.7 percent increase for this:
Much of the money is reserved for major State Department efforts such as fighting the Islamic State and meeting the security and humanitarian needs stemming from Syria’s civil war. This includes more than $4 billion to stabilize communities liberated from the extremists and to counter IS terrorist plots, financing and recruiting. Other priorities include stemming illegal immigration from Central America, and various global health and climate change initiatives.
The Interior Department gets a 13.6 increase, plus $900 million for the federal government to buy more land for their private holdings.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton says House Republicans will fight the extravagant spending, and instead pass spending bills based on reality.
“The President is literally going for broke and it’s the American people who carry all the risk and face the consequences. Needless to say, this is dead on arrival in the House.”
Obama isn’t doing the Democratic Party any favors by proposing this budget in an election year, especially for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who has a 100 percent voting record for siding with Obama’s policies in 2014.