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Rep. Conaway: President Obama's Budget Raises Taxes, Spends More, Never Balances


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) issued the following statement on President Obama's budget released today:

"The president's budget -- unveiled two months late -- is just more of the same from this White House. The president wants to raise another $1 trillion in new taxes while adding $61 billion to the deficit this year. And at a time when American families are cutting back, the president's budget increases spending by $154 billion in fiscal year 2014 alone.

"The president's budget, just like the one passed by Senate Democrats, raises taxes, spends more, and never balances.

"Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has already passed a budget, one that cuts government spending responsibly, enacts common-sense reforms, and balances the books in 10 years. The House has written -- and passed -- a blueprint for creating more jobs and opportunity in America today, and it's disappointing that the president has failed to produce a budget that addresses our country's spending-driven debt crisis."

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