On the heels of President Joseph Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday night, Rep. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, issued a statement, which in part, reads:
“President Biden promised unity, but in his first 100 days, he’s surrendered to the partisan far-left agenda that is causing irreparable damage to citizens across the nation. The spending plan President Biden unveiled tonight sacrifices freedom and embraces socialism. The disastrous plan is a $1.8 trillion partisan grab-bag of liberal priorities that would bring his total spending proposed in the first 100 days to a record $6.6 trillion. That’s many times more than we spent during the Great Depression and the Great Recession combined when adjusted for inflation.
“Biden is proposing tax hikes that will hurt employers across all sectors, including middle class families and farmers. These massive tax increases will have adverse consequences for all Americans. President Biden’s radical tax and spend policies will hurt our nation’s recovery, especially as we struggle to emerge from a pandemic. Saddling Americans with unsustainable debt will erode our economic freedom.”
Tenney’s statement later continued, “... President Biden must prioritize unity and bipartisanship in order to gain the trust of the American people and support from elected leaders on both sides of the aisle. Empty rhetoric and overused political slogans don’t translate into the credible policy solutions we desperately need now.”
The congresswoman’s remarks went on to note the roughly 60 executive orders that Biden has issued in his first 100 days as President, as being, “far left priorities that most Americans oppose.”
Orders Tenney highlighted include Biden’s order for a on the Supreme Court, the halting of construction of the Keystone Pipeline, and Biden’s rollback of Trump-era immigration orders.