U.S. Representative Judy Biggert (R-13th-IL) today issued the following statement in response to the President's 2013 budget proposal:
"It's been 1,020 days since the President's allies in the Senate have passed a budget, and with the White House asking for the same job-killing tax increases, it seems likely that failure will continue. Washington can't leave spending on auto-pilot and expect a different result. We need a blueprint for fiscal discipline that will restore peace-of-mind to taxpayers and give American businesses the certainty they need to create jobs -- not more spending, more taxes, and more debt.
"The budget process should be an opportunity for the President and Congress to work together and improve on the cuts we achieved in the Budget Control Act last August. This document would replace those cuts with proposals that already failed in the so-called super committee, and add $1.5 trillion in new taxes. We can't afford another year of no serious budget, eight-plus percent unemployment, and trillion-dollar deficits. The House stands ready to make the tough choices, and my hope is that the President treats this document as an opening bid rather than a line in the sand, so we can work together on solutions that will put the economy first."