President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators reached a $953 billion deal on infrastructure Thursday. Shortly after, Biden changed his tone, saying he wouldn't sign the bipartisan deal unless Congress also passed a second bill full of progressive spending. Rep. Jason Smith argued, in an interview on FOX Business' "Mornings with Maria," that the president's priorities are "absolutely unacceptable."
REP. JASON SMITH: His priorities are clearly wrong for America. His priorities increased $55 trillion in taxes on the working class and low income. He wants to hire 87,000 IRS agents, like what you mentioned. Yesterday, we had a hearing on the Budget Committee about the defense budget. The defense budget over 10 years will be the lowest it has been in 80 years by a percentage of the economy since the 1940s. That's absolutely unacceptable.
When we're looking at the threat of China – when we're looking at that threat and we are not investing in our military – it's absolutely unacceptable. He has an across-the-board average increase of 16 percent over anything nondefense or security-related. Like you said, homeland, we have this surging border crisis, and he couldn't find one additional dollar for the border and border security? It's a joke.
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