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Wilson: "President has Called for a 'Balanced Approach' to our Spending Problem, but Refuses to Balance our Budget"


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement today after President Obama released his FY2014 budget:

Wilson stated, "As elected officials, we have the responsibility to support policies that provide for the well-being of the American people, both present and future generations. The President's budget, which was released 65 days late, is disappointing, irresponsible, and falls short of addressing the challenges facing our nation. Higher taxes amounting to $1.1 trillion, nearly $1 trillion in new spending, and a net deficit reduction of less than $120 billion is not the successful path forward to a reviving economy.

"The President has repeatedly called for a "balanced approach" to our spending problem, but he refuses to even entertain the idea of balancing our budget. The President has already received his tax increases, which destroys jobs. If he were serious about putting millions of Americans back to work and eliminating the economic uncertainty that is hindering job creation, the President would have suggested a pathway to a balanced budget.

"As we move forward, I will continue to support measures that will rein in our out of control spending in order to protect the American people from an unsustainable debt. I encourage the President to join this effort."

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