Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) released the following statement Monday after President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2013 Budget request which calls for unprecedented levels of spending and debt increases and tax hikes:
"President Obama's fourth go-around at a budget is not much better than his previous attempts. This document is terrible for jobs and a raw deal for America's seniors. Further, it is laden with the same tax-and-spend gimmicks that drove us to our $15 trillion debt and counting.
"This budget breaks the president's promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term and actually increases it in the next few years. If enacted, the president's budget would add $8 trillion to the debt over the next 11 years.
"I sincerely wish the president would put new batteries in his calculator and realize that increased spending and stimulus will not lower our debt and deficit, nor will a faulty and mathematically unrealistic "Buffett Rule.'
"It is hard to read this budget and believe the president is taking his fiscal duty seriously."