President Obama’s Budgetby Representative Kevin Yoder
Posted on 2015-02-03
YODER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. YODER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to address the President's
budget proposal which was released yesterday.
While I appreciate the President putting forth his vision for the future of our Nation, that vision is neither one that our Nation can afford, nor one that I can support.
Each year, the President brings us a budget that increases spending, raises taxes, and seeks trillions upon trillions of new debt upon our great Nation. If the Republican-led House had agreed to these budget requests, our Federal Government would be 20 percent larger today.
This year, the President's budget proposal proposes another $8.5 trillion in deficits that will push our debt to well over $26 trillion in the next 10 years, slowing our economy and leaving the next generation with the legacy of higher taxes and less opportunity.
Mr. Speaker, we must work together--Democrats and Republicans--to balance our budget by cutting wasteful spending, holding the line on spending increases, reforming programs, and reducing the size of government.
Kansans know and the American people know that a leaner, more efficient and effective government is critical to strengthening our economy and creating prosperity and opportunity for every American.