Budget Proposal Would Control Spending, Reduce the Deficit and Promote Economic Growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding Senate Republicans’ proposed budget:
“Several weeks ago, the White House released an unserious budget that would have raised taxes by nearly $2 trillion, and increased the national debt by more than $7 trillion.
“In other words, it was more of the same old tired, failed policies of the past.
“Hardly anyone took that budget seriously, mostly because it wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.
“Now, contrast that with the balanced budget the Senate will introduce this morning.
“It’s a budget that controls spending, reduces the deficit, and improves programs like Medicaid.
“It’s a budget that will support economic growth and more opportunity for hardworking families, while protecting our most vulnerable citizens.
“And it’s a budget that would allow us to repeal and replace a program that hurts the Middle Class: Obamacare.
“I'd like to thank the Chairman of the Budget Committee for his good work on this sensible budget.
“Now we hear some talk of shrinking deficits these days.
“Of course, Republicans are proud to take credit for helping force some fiscal responsibility on the Obama Administration.
“But we know these deficits will soon shoot up dramatically if Washington doesn’t start making more common-sense choices today. The reality is, our country still has many tough fiscal challenges to confront.
“These aren’t challenges that can just be taxed away. These aren’t challenges that can be denied away either.
“But, working together, these are challenges we can overcome. And the way we can overcome them is with sensible ideas to get spending under control and make government more efficient, more effective, and more accountable—just as the Senate’s budget proposes to do.”
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