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Rep. Biggs warns of swelling national debt as Democrats push $2T in COVID relief

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WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 13: Rep. Andy Biggs in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)

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Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) is asking Americans to stand up with him for “good spending” legislation. He warned that the Democrats’ COVID-19 relief bill could cripple the economy for future generations.

In a video message on Twitter on Friday, Biggs noted the nation has a $30 trillion debt, yet Democrats are ignoring the problem. He added the left is laying the groundwork for a relief package that’s really meant to buy off the American people.

“This is a gimmick budget, this is a faux budget, this is a fake budget and this is a budget designed to let the committees come together and create a COVID package that will buy everybody off,” Biggs stated. “That’s what this is about.”

Biggs urged people to join him in calling for more targeted spending, noting there’s still a lot of unspent money from past relief bills. While he admitted all sides have contributed to the issue, he also said he wishes to be part of the solution.

“People say, well under Republicans when they had the majority they increased the deficit, the Democrats did too. It’s true, both parties have a spending problem. Under President Trump, we had more revenue than any time in the history of this country and we still did not keep up with our spending,” Biggs stated. “I’m pleased to tell you that I and some of my colleagues advocate constantly to make spending more rational, more in line with what we bring in.”

Biggs also noted members of the House Freedom Caucus have consistently voted against bloated budgets.

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Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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