The Bernie Budget would do nothing more than burden working-class families with more taxes and allow the government greater control over their lives. DC Democrats plan on spending $68 trillion over the next 10 years that would add $17 trillion in new debt which is higher than any economy in the world except America’s. There is no plan to get our fiscal house in order, the socialist pet projects like amnesty for illegals, tax breaks and green subsidies for environmentalists, expanding government-controlled health care, and doubling the size of the IRS would mean we take in $1.6 trillion less than we spend each year.
The infrastructure package passed by the U.S. Senate is a gateway drug to trillions in more of Washington spending. While investing in infrastructure is important, it must be paid for and not serve as a vehicle to bring along trillions more in unrelated socialist spending. The truth is, Democrats are using the infrastructure bill to also usher through policies which pay off their political friends, allies, and donors, provide amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, implement the Green New Deal, and put new tax increases on family farmers and the working class. Republicans should have stopped this measure in the Senate, which is why Congressman Smith will continue to be outspoken in opposition to this and more reckless spending by the DC Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats want to turn the bipartisan infrastructure package into a hostage negotiation. Instead of rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, she is demanding a $3 trillion package that includes amnesty for illegal immigrants, forcing Medicaid on all states, and radical Green New Deal policies. The people of Southern Missouri want physical infrastructure, not Nancy Pelosi’s socialist wish list.
Prosecutors in St. Louis are more focused on enforcing mask mandates on vaccinated people than putting murderers in jail. These delays in prosecution are failures in duty and these corrupt officials should be removed immediately.
Many in southern Missouri work hard to pay their way through school. As somebody who’s still paying back their student loans, Congressman Smith knows firsthand the challenge of covering the astronomical costs of college. His bipartisan legislation, the Upward Mobility Enhancement Act, would make it easier for students who work their way through higher education to achieve their dreams.
Forcing birth control on any woman from a third party is wrong. Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle brought this horrific practice to light. To end this awful, forced procedure and protect the right of women to have a voice in whether to have contraception, Congressman Smith introduced the CIRCUS Act to ensure that what happened to Spears will never happen to anyone else.
Security threats like China and our southern Border being abused by the criminal cartels don’t seem to worry Joe Biden one bit. That’s why Joe Biden flatlined funding for the Department of Homeland Security and didn’t put one single dollar to securing our border in his budget. His priorities lie in taxing the American people, which is why he plans to hire 87,000 additional IRS agents to get every penny out of you. While Biden and his extreme regime of Socialists attempt to squeeze the American taxpayer dry, Congressman Smith is at ground zero for this fight in the Budget Committee, pushing back against their misplaced liberal wish list.
“Mother” is a title millions of women across America are proud to hold. So why is the Biden Administration trying to strike it from our language and replace it with “birthing people”? It’s nothing more than another attempt to redefine a core American institution like motherhood by changing our language to appease the ‘woke’ left in the name of “acceptance” and “inclusion”. Congressman Smith questioned Biden’s OMB Director on these ridiculous and divisive terms.
Under Biden’s plans, Missouri employers would be taxed higher than those in communist China. Proposals like this put America LAST and will have devastating repercussions for workers and wages. As Republican Leader of the Budget Committee, Congressman Smith is at the forefront on stopping this legislation and bringing commonsense Missouri values and America First policies to the Budget Committee.
More people have illegally crossed our southern border than the entire population of Kansas City, Missouri since Joe Biden took office. Rep. Smith visited the border to see the crisis firsthand. There he witnessed illegal crossings, an unfinished border wall, and illegal immigrants from all over the world waiting to be released into America. Make no mistake, the world sees that our southern border is open and that the White House has no plans of ending this crisis anytime soon.