Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House passed H. Con. Res. 25, the House Republican Budget.
Wilson stated, "Today, House Republicans fulfilled our obligations and passed a responsible, balanced budget. With record unemployment of over eight percent for the past four years, nearly $17 trillion in national debt, and annual budget deficits of over $1 trillion dollars, Washington must change its policies to put our economy back on the path to prosperity. Balancing our budget, repealing Obamacare, and reforming our tax code will help small businesses create jobs and provide the economic certainty American families so desperately need.
"House Republicans have completed the task asked of us: control our spending and promote job creation through a balanced budget. Unfortunately, the Senate's plan never attempts to balance and kicks the can further down the road with more spending paid for with higher taxes on American families. Higher taxes destroy jobs and takes money out of our hard-earned paychecks. Instead of ignoring our spending problem, the Senate must change course and find ways to give the American people what they deserve -- a balanced budget."