President Obama released his FY2014 budget proposal today, over two months past the deadline required by law.
Representative Bucshon (IN-08) released the following statement:
"After over two months of delay, President Obama presented his budget. I hoped the President would offer an honest proposal, yet his budget includes more gimmicks and the same failed economic policies that have exponentially grown the debt, stunted economic growth, and created uncertainty for Hoosier families. His budget increases taxes, holds the future of our safety net programs hostage for additional tax hikes, and never balances.
"Washington, D.C. cannot continue to operate with business as usual. With a federal government budget deficit over $1 trillion for 5 straight years and a national debt approaching $17 trillion, it is time for Washington D.C. to have an honest conversation with the American people and responsibly balance our budget.
"The House budget responsibly addresses our mandatory spending programs to preserve them for current beneficiaries and future generations of Americans, balances within 10 years, and does not raise taxes. These responsible, pro-growth reforms will expand opportunity for all Americans. Our plan means more jobs, more take home pay, and more security for our Hoosier families."