Stutzman: President punts on leading country out of crushing debt

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News release from US Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-3rd):

Stutzman: President Punts on Leading Country Out of Crushing Debt
President’s budget proposal continues tax-and-spend policies

Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2012) – Today, as President Obama presented his proposed 2013 budget to the country, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (IN-03), a freshman member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement:

“After years of tax-and-spend recklessness, the $15.3 trillion national debt is larger than our entire economy and threatens everyone’s long-term economic security. Unfortunately, President Obama has decided to run against the facts, putting out a flippant proposal that would add $901 billion to the national debt in fiscal year 2013 and increase taxes by $1.9 trillion. This proposal disrespects hardworking taxpayers and disregards our obligations to future generations who will inherit this mess unless we change course. In the coming weeks, my colleagues and I on the Budget Committee will offer a strong, fact-based alternative. The choice is clear. We can follow the President toward a future of debt and decline or we can put election-politics aside and work toward a realistic plan of action.”


Congressman Stutzman represents the 3rd Congressional District of Indiana and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Indiana’s 3rd District contains all of DeKalb, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties, as well as parts of Allen and Elkhart counties. Official website

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