Today, Congressman Luke Messer, a member of the House Budget Committee, gave the following statement on the 2014 Fiscal Year House Budget Resolution:
"For far too long Washington has refused to make the tough choices necessary to control spending so taxpayers can keep more of their hard-earned money to use for their needs instead of the government's wants.
We cannot keep spending money we do not have. Washington's answer previously has been to borrow and tax more. But our government does not tax too little--it spends too much.
The President's budget is routinely turned in late and does not balance. The Senate has not passed a budget in more than 1400 days. The proposal they are currently discussing raises taxes and will not balance.
It is time that we balance the budget in Washington just like families across America do. A balanced budget will create a stable environment for job creation and protect families from tax increases. I am proud to support this proposal and will fight to balance our budget."