In response to the release of President Obama's FY2013 budget, Congressman Tim Ryan released the following statement:
"President Obama released a budget for the coming year that shows a deep commitment to strengthening working families, promoting innovation and small businesses, and reducing economic inequality. I'm pleased the President has started the discussion about the coming fiscal year on the right tone, and I look forward to giving his proposal serious consideration as we begin the long process of drafting the federal budget.
The President's budget follows through on his vision for an economy built to last by making a major investment in America's roads, bridges, and broadband in order to put people back to work to update our decaying national infrastructure for the 21st century. The budget makes a major commitment to education and building strong partnerships between community colleges and small businesses to train students for the jobs of tomorrow. And the budget dedicates resources to a new trade enforcement agency to safeguard American manufacturing and ensure that countries like China that engage in unfair and illegal trade practices are held accountable.
Throughout this budget, the President has shown again and again that he's committed to growing our economy and putting Americans in Youngstown, Akron, and Warren back to work while responsibly reducing the national deficit by over $4 trillion dollars over ten years. And by implementing the "Buffet Rule" and asking everyone to pay their fair share, the President has recognized that our budget should reflect our fundamental belief in fairness -- that in America everyone that plays by the rules and works hard should have the opportunity to succeed."