LATHAM STATEMENT ON OBAMA BUDGET
Two Months Late, Budget Contains More Spending, Higher Taxes, Never Balances — Which Is No Way to Run a Government
Iowa Congressman Tom Latham released the following statement today upon the release of the President’s budget, which never achieves balance and arrived more than two months beyond the due date required by law:
“Iowans are craving responsibility from their elected leaders, and submitting a budget two months late that contains more spending, more tax increases and never balances is no way to run a government — not even close.
“In order to set this country on a path to fiscal responsibility and economic growth, we need to balance the budget while saving and strengthening Medicare, protecting seniors’ health care choices, and truly reforming our broken tax system. The House has already approved such a plan with my support, and I look forward to continuing my work with colleagues from either party or chamber to make its proposals the law of the land.
“Our nation is broke, we know how to fix it, and it’s not with more reckless spending and nearly $600 billion of tax increases on families and small businesses who need to make ends meet.”