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Where's the Budget? 50 Days and CountingÂ…

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Location: Montgomery, AL

Fifty days have now passed since the April 15 deadline requiring Congress to present a budget and the Democrats have yet to show any signs of moving forward with one. It appears that for the first time Congress will fail to even propose a budget.

This comes in the same week a related milestone occurred, with the national debt rising over $13 trillion for the first time. The national debt now stands at a dangerous 90% of GDP.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) himself has admitted that Democrats don't want to offer a budget because they are afraid of the political consequences.

"The Democrats in Congress are trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the American people," said Martha Roby, Republican candidate in Alabama's Second Congressional District. "We won't be fooled. There is simply no way they can hide the wasteful Washington spending that is bankrupting this country. As much as they wish this problem would just go away it won't."

With no budget and no accountability, the Democrats in Congress will spend an unprecedented $3.8 trillion this year, and increase the deficit to $1.5 trillion.

"The American people deserve better. They deserve solutions," said Roby. "Conservative leaders like Rep. Paul Ryan are offering real solutions to cut wasteful spending, such as canceling unspent TARP and stimulus funds, cutting non-defense spending back to 2008 levels, and reducing the government workforce. I endorse these solutions and other common sense approaches to start getting our fiscal house back in order."

"We need to send someone to Congress who knows what it means to cut wasteful spending and balance a budget," said Roby. "I've done it in Montgomery and I'll do it in Washington."


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