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Rep. Louie Gohmert's Statement on President Obama's 2012 Budget


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012:

"Yesterday, President Obama announced his 2012 fiscal year budget plan that makes minor cuts but at the same time adds new dramatic amounts of additional spending without any regard for the danger in which he puts this nation or the massive debt he irresponsibly is heaping on the backs of our children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. His demand to spend $3.7 trillion when we will only bring in about $2.4 trillion is so out of touch with the taxpayers and their sacrifices as to be outrageously reprehensible."

"Thanks to President Obama's stimulus plan, our national debt has increased by $1.7 trillion just since last year. Unemployment has yet to drop below 9 percent. The House Republicans will be introducing H.R. 1 this week, which will save more than $182 billion over the next 12 months. The answer is in making cuts to federal spending, not creating new federal programs to spend money. We must refrain and withdraw from the Washington mentality that there is no way American workers could possibly spend their own money as wisely as the federal government. It is only when the government spends less and the American public is allowed to spend more of their own money that we will finally pull out of this financial quicksand," said Rep. Gohmert.

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

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