Democrats are considering adding trillions more to their more than three trillion dollars in federal spending passed this year, but the latest polling shows Americans want a balanced budget.
Rasmussen released new polling that found the majority of Americans believe a balanced budget would be better for the economy.
“As Congress keeps adding to the federal debt with multi-trillion-dollar spending bills, voters continue to prefer a balanced budget, but don’t have much hope it will happen any time soon,” Rasmussen said. “The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters believe it would be good for the economy if the federal budget was balanced. Only 12% say it would be bad for the economy instead, while 14% say a balanced budget would have no impact. Nine percent (9%) are not sure.”
However, only 21% believe the budget will be balanced in their lifetime.
“Build back better? How about we bring back a balanced budget,” said Rep. Pete Session, R-Texas.
The high price tag has led several members to push for an official scoring from the Congressional Budget Office on the reconciliation legislation. Dems say the bill will cost less than $2 trillion, but others have said it will be much more.
Nancy Pelosi and Dems are ramming through the largest spending package in U.S. history without a CBO score because even they know, when the American people find out just how economically disastrous this bill is – it will never pass,” said Rep. Byron Daniels, R-Fla.
Congress has not had a balanced budget in decades, sending the national debt skyrocketing.
“We’re literally $28 trillion in debt and Democrats can’t understand why we want to see how much this bill is going to cost,” said Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C.
Biden, though, has defended the plan and said it will build the economy.
“This framework will set the United States on course to meet its climate goals, create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, and grow our economy from the bottom up and the middle out,” the White House said.