Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today released the following statement on President Obama's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2013.
"President Barack Obama has proposed a responsible budget that lays out a plan for an economy built to last. Although the proposal contains some painful spending cuts, I am pleased it continues our progress toward putting our nation's fiscal house in order. I am also pleased the President's plan contains smart investments: rural energy and home energy renovations; infrastructure projects like our ports, roads and broadband; education and job training. These efforts will create jobs now and grow the economy to provide opportunity for working people in the years to come.
"In contrast, House Republicans continue to push the disastrous Ryan budget that ends the Medicare guarantee and threatens to wreck our fragile economic recovery in order to preserve massive tax breaks for big oil companies and the wealthiest few in our society.
"I look forward to examining the President's proposal in detail and working to support a budget that honors the values of the American people. Democrats will continue to work to restore the American dream by creating opportunity for all."