Statement of Congressman Collin C. Peterson on President Bush's 2007 Budget Proposal
"The President's budget proposed today is full of gimmicks and runs low on common sense.
The plan does nothing to address escalating federal spending or this Administration's unending record of deficits.
For agriculture, at best, this budget is a rehash of the President's strategy of sacrificing farm support for a sell at any cost international trade policy.
At worst, this budget shows no commitment on the part of the President to the needs of our nation's farmers.
America 's farmers and ranchers cannot afford the uncertainty that these proposals would create, and Congress should quickly reject them."