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LATHAM: “I CAN ONLY SUPPORT A BUDGET THAT OFFERS A SERIOUS PLAN TO REIN IN SPENDING & BALANCE THE BUDGET”

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Washington, Mar 12, 2013 | Chris Deaton (202-329-6169) | comments
Iowa Congressman Tom Latham released the following statement after the Tuesday morning release of U.S. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposed budget: “The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget”.

“Responsible American families that work hard and sacrifice to live within their means are owed the same principled fiscal restraint by their elected leaders at every level of government. As I take the time to review Chairman Ryan’s budget proposal I will weigh my support or opposition to this and all other proposed budgets with the strict measurement of whether it is a serious plan to rein in Washington’s spending problem and balance the federal budget.

“A plan that produces a balanced budget, cuts wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars, fixes our broken tax code to create jobs and increase workers’ wages, protects and strengthens the important promises of retirement programs and national security, and repairs the safety net to expand opportunity to every American will receive my support.

“I remain committed to working with any member of Congress, regardless of political party, who shares my principles of fiscal restraint to find real solutions that move our country in the right direction rather than burying her people underneath more senseless politics, partisanship and pandering.”

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