House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today announced his support for the House Republicans' responsible budget plan that balances the budget in ten years.
"I support this effort to deal with our nation's unsustainable spending problem," said Chairman Graves. "Small companies simply can't operate and plan ahead under the constant cloud of last minute debt deals, credit downgrade threats, and skyrocketing deficits. Paul Ryan's budget will provide a better overall economic environment for small business growth, because it balances our nation's budget, addresses the debt crisis, repeals President Obama's health care law, and sets in motion a comprehensive tax reform effort. The key difference between this budget and any proposal from the Senate is that it actually balances the budget. It makes the tough decisions that force the government to prioritize and live within its means rather than putting off the hard work for another day, and for others to do. We simply haven't seen any attempt to balance the budget from the President or Senate majority. After four straight years of trillion dollar deficits under President Obama, we must return to a fiscally sound path. Small businesses have to stay within a budget, and so should Washington."
The fiscal year 2014 budget, unveiled today, cuts spending and reforms government to improve the economy and the nation's fiscal standing.