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Biden’s budget goes bigger on defense, taxing the ultra-rich

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2022
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President Joe Biden implored Congress in his budget request Monday to boost military funding by 4 percent and non-defense coffers by 5 percent, while forcing the wealthiest households to pay more taxes.

Republicans are expected to offer a stiff counteroffer — demanding that Biden go even bigger than his proposed $813 billion for the national security budget, and shrink his ambitions for $769 billion in non-defense spending.

The president’s second budget request lays out his spending wishes for the fiscal year that will dawn in October, a month before Election...

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