Boehner: 'Where's the Budget?'

Posted: May 19, 2010 1:50 PM
At a press conference this morning, House Republican Leader John Boehner criticized Democrats for announcing an imaginary “pivot” to jobs (again) and highlighted their unwillingness to offer a budget--one of the most basic functions of the government.  Boehner released the following statement:

“We continue to read about the Democrats’ supposed pivot to jobs, but all the American people are getting from Washington is more spending and more debt.  Millions of jobs have been lost since President Obama signed the trillion-dollar ‘stimulus,’ and unemployment is near 10 percent.  The new health care law is going to kill small business jobs and increase Americans’ health care costs.  And this out-of-control spending spree has got to stop.

“Our record national debt is about to hit $13 trillion, and Washington Democrats have no budget in place to deal with it.  They want to continue the out-of-control spending spree that is scaring the hell out of the American people.  And they want to do nothing but spend more at a time when economists say we need to cut spending to create jobs.  This would be the first time the House has failed to pass a budget in the modern era.  That’s according to the Congressional Research Service.

“The American people want us to work together to stop the out-of-control spending spree and create jobs.  A responsible budget would be a good place to start.  Where is the Democrats’ budget?”  
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