Bono Mack: President's Budget Proposal Borrows, Spends Too Much

Statement

By:  Mary Bono Mack
Date: Feb. 1, 2010
Location: Washington, DC

Bono Mack: President's Budget Proposal Borrows, Spends Too Much

Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today issued the following statement on the Administration's $3.8 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2011:

"Despite recent calls for fiscal responsibility, the Administration's budget proposal represents more of the same -- reckless spending that piles on more debt and more taxes on every day Americans," said Bono Mack. "It is past time for Washington to get its budget under control -- we cannot afford this aggressive expansion of government programs that only adds to our unsustainable budget outlook.

"I appreciate the President's proposal for a spending freeze as an important first step, yet as we see the potential savings being consumed by special interests and exceptions, it is clear that Washington needs to do better to get its fiscal house in order. Americans across the country understand that you need to do more than talk about fiscal responsibility to actually live within a budget -- Washington needs to learn its lesson and do the same.

"I support an alternative to this budget plan that sets strict budget caps, enforceable by the President, to limit federal spending annually. This plan would spend $4.8 trillion less than the President's budget over ten years, address out-of-control entitlement spending, and ensure pro-growth policies that encourage investment and job growth into the future."