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U.S. Representative Massie Votes No on Ryan Budget

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman Massie voted against the House budget plan proposed by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). H.Con.Res.25 would establish the budget for the U.S. Government for 2014 and set budgetary levels for 2015 through 2023.

"The federal government's spending is out of control, and this plan actually increases spending," said Rep. Massie. "Paul Ryan's proposed House budget would increase government spending at nearly twice the rate of inflation. Our country is deep in debt, and it is irresponsible to increase spending at this rate."

The U.S. government is currently projected to spend $46 trillion over the next decade, while under the Ryan budget plan it would spend about $41 trillion. The plan preserves the tax increase from this year's fiscal cliff deal, and also leaves in place the Obamacare tax revenues. The Ryan budget proposal also adds over $2.5 trillion of debt before it balances.

"I came to Washington to reduce the excessive spending of government, not to increase it," Massie continued.

"Congress has the power of the purse but refuses to spend responsibly. In the past three weeks, House members voted to continue funding Obamacare, and voted for three separate spending bills that will increase our national debt. If Congressmen would just vote according to their campaign promises, we could fix the spending problem before it's too late."

H.Con.Res.25 passed the House by a vote of 221 to 207.


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