Democrat Blows the Lid On His Own Party's Budget

Posted: Jun 09, 2008 2:51 PM
Following up on the Democrats’ Budget Conference Report that passed the House last Thursday, I'd like to reiterate again how irresponsible and damaging the budget will be if appropriated in its current form.  However, I think Democrat Congressman Bill Foster (IL-14) does a pretty good job blowing the lid off exactly how bad his own party's plan actually is.

His release from last Thursday states:

“I can’t support a budget, from either party, that raises taxes on the middle class. This bill hurts families all across the 14th District by eliminating the 10-percent bracket for lower-income taxpayers, reinstating the marriage penalty and increasing taxes on small businesses and investments."

Rep. Foster is one of 14 Democrats who joined with 196 House Republicans in voting against it. To all the detractors who say that my colleagues and I are only offering partisan rhetoric about this budget, I don't think Rep. Foster and other Democrat House colleagues would agree. There is bipartisan agreement that the budget in its current form destroys the wallets of the American taxpayer.