Today Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) issued the following statement on the passage of the FY 2013 Budget, championed by Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Diaz-Balart comments:
"I applaud Chairman Ryan for his leadership and for providing a budget with real and responsible solutions that tackle our debt crisis. House Republicans are advancing a budget that consists of real spending disciple and restored economic freedom, patient-centered health care reform, and pro-growth tax reform. This budget will steer us away from the current path of out-of-control spending and bankruptcy.
"The President's budget, on the other hand, ignores the biggest challenge facing our country by proposing the fourth trillion dollar deficit and the single largest tax increase in our history. Americans know it is irresponsible to spend money we do not have; it is unacceptable for President Obama to insist on more borrowing from other countries, including communist China.
"I am proud to have voted for legislation that builds up our great nation, making it stronger and more stable for current and future generations."