Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK) on Wednesday called President Joe Biden’s spending on the military in his $5.8 trillion proposed budget for fiscal year 2023 an “insult” to the U.S. military.
In an interview with Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Bice pointed out that Asian superpower China increased its military spending by 8% last year. She argued that the United States needed to increase its military spending if it wanted to “keep pace” with China and Russia.
Host Maria Bartiromo posited that the 4% increase in military spending in the budget was a “drop” given record inflation.
“You are perfect, Maria,” Bice agreed.
“You know, there’s a lot of vague information in the budget, but one of the things that was really clear was the defense numbers, and the 4% increase doesn’t address the inflationary pressures that we’re seeing right now at 8% ,” she added. “And if you look at our…adversaries like China, they’ve increased their military spending by 7% in the last year alone. We need to consider increasing military spending to keep pace with countries like China and Russia. And the proposed budget, I think, was really an insult to our military.
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