News release from Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN 3rd):
Stutzman: “Let’s Balance the Budget and Put Our Trust in Hardworking Americans”
(April 11, 2013) Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman spoke on the House floor yesterday about President Obama’s FY2014 budget proposal.
Video of the Congressman’s remarks is available by clicking here or on the image above.
“Mr. Speaker, after decades of Washington irresponsibility, Americans are facing nearly $17 trillion of debt and struggling through a deficit-driven unemployment crisis.
“Unfortunately this Administration isn’t offering solutions. Yesterday, President Obama introduced a budget that never, ever, balances and will only make these problems worse.
“Two months after he missed the law’s deadline, President Obama introduced a re-heated version of the same failed tax, borrow, and spend policies that created this mess to begin with.
“President Obama’s budget raises taxes by $1.1 trillion, adds another $8.2 trillion to the national debt, and doesn’t come close to addressing the long-term stability of our country’s safety net programs. Under the President’s plan, taxpayers can expect the consequences of endless deficits and future downgrades.
“House Republicans are offering a real solution. We’ve put forward a reasonable plan that actually balances the budget in ten years. Not because we’re interested in spreadsheets and time tables, but because Americans shouldn’t have to wait any longer for success and prosperity.
“Let’s balance the budget and put our trust in hardworking Americans.”