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Monday
Feb142011

Speaker Boehner: President Obama's Budget 'Spending the Future'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) --  House Republicans are speaking out in masse against President Obama’s new 2012 budget proposal, attacking the plan for spending, taxing and borrowing too much while making it more difficult to create jobs and doing little to address the country’s deficit.

“By continuing the spending binge and imposing massive tax hikes on families and small businesses,” Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement Monday, “it will fuel more economic uncertainty and make it harder to create new jobs.”

Rep. Kristi Noem, one of two freshmen with a seat at the House Republican leadership table, says that President Obama’s budget proposal signals that he is not paying attention to the message that voters sent to Washington last November, when they swept the GOP into the House majority on a pledge to cut spending, reduce the size of the federal government and create jobs.

“Three-point-eight-trillion dollars in spending in the coming year and $8.7 trillion in new spending over the next decade shows the President hasn’t really listened to the message Americans are trying to send Washington,” Noem, R-South Dakota, said. “We have many tough decisions ahead of us and his only proposal is to spend more money we don't have. It is unacceptable and our people deserve better.”

House Democrats, however, say the president’s budget would invest to grow the economy and would spur long-term job creation.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called on House Republicans to work with President Obama “to reduce our deficit without sacrificing America’s competitive edge.”

Boehner says that when House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., introduces the House Republican’s version of the budget in the next couple of weeks it will contrast sharply with the president’s “job-crushing FY12 budget.”

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