U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after the President's 2013 budget announcement:
"It is disappointing that the President's latest budget offers more of the same--more stimulus-type spending, higher taxes, and even more debt. It does nothing to address the unsustainable and unaffordable automatic spending on entitlements that continues to consume a larger and larger part of the budget.
Additionally, the President projects another trillion dollar deficit for 2012, making it the fourth consecutive year with a deficit of a trillion dollars or higher. All of these things represent an enormous threat to the health of our economy and to the future of our country.
Piling mountains of debt on our children and grandchildren is exactly the wrong thing to do to get us back on the right track. We need to make commonsense choices to cut spending and make government work better. I hope that the House will follow this approach when we pass our budget in the next few weeks."