Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, upon release of the President's budget said, "The President's budget submission is a step in the wrong direction. How is it fair to taxpayers that the President's budget never balances -- that Washington never has to live within its means? How can the White House say it cares about seniors but it refuses to help save Social Security and Medicare unless it gets higher taxes from local small businesses -- which has nothing to do with these important programs? And how is it fair to those without jobs to stay the course that's created the weakest economic recovery in our lifetime?"
"We need to close the growth gap that this President's economic policies have created. More political platitudes masquerading as economic policy will not help grow the economy, jobs or the paychecks of working Americans."