Congressman Steve Scalise today issued the following statement applauding Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) fiscal year 2012 House budget resolution.
"To put it simply, we cannot allow Washington to keep spending money we don't have, and I applaud Chairman Ryan's proposed budget which starts an honest fact-based conversation about how we can solve our country's spending crisis," Scalise said. "The federal government needs to finally start tightening its belt, just like families and small businesses do to live within their means. Contrary to the budget proposed by President Obama earlier this year, Chairman Ryan's budget will kickstart job creation, decrease government spending, and will eliminate the mountain of debt placed on the backs of our children and grandchildren while balancing the budget without raising taxes. The GOP budget will also preserve Medicare for seniors while strengthening it for future generations. I will continue fighting to rein in federal spending in order to get our country back on the path to fiscal solvency so we can secure the American Dream for our children and grandchildren."