Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) today released the following statement in response to the President's FY14 budget proposal:
"Today the President submitted his budget proposal to Congress," said Aderholt. "While there are some important funding items in the President's budget, the reality is his budget will never balance. Further, it includes $1.1 trillion in new taxes and the Administration is once again relying on budget gimmicks, rather than real cuts, to claim their budget reduces our nation's staggering $16.7 trillion deficit."
"We cannot spend our way to prosperity, nor can we tax our way to a balanced budget. That is one reason why I supported the House-passed budget last month that makes the tough choices necessary to get our nation's budget to balance in ten years, without raising taxes on hardworking American families and small businesses," continued Aderholt.
"It is clear that Republicans and Democrats in Washington see budgeting differently. The question remains how does the President view his budget, as a final offer or as a start to finding common ground and to finally completing a fiscally responsible budget, that balances and does so without raising taxes," concluded Aderholt.
Aderholt currently serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee, is a member of the Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science; and Homeland Security Subcommittees, and also serves on the Helsinki Commission.