Post-Budget Cutting Session Statement from Joe Walsh: “Good First Step”

Last week the Freshmen class of House Republicans forced its will upon the longer term members, including the Leaders, and cut more from the budget than the more established Republicans desired. Here is Joe Walsh’s press release on the session that ended at 4:40 AM Saturday morning.

Congressman Walsh Issues Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution
A necessary first step toward saving this country for our kids and grandkids

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By passing last week’s continuing resolution, the Republican Congress took a first step to put our country back on a path to fiscal responsibility and a balanced budget.

“Today’s action was the largest reduction in government spending in the history of the United States Congress, but the CR (Continuing Resolution) was only a good first step in a long and arduous process to reach a balanced budget,” said Congressman Walsh.

“There is much more to do and we need to be straight with the American people about what lies ahead. We need to eliminate unnecessary government spending, cut defense and other mandatory spending programs and reform the entitlement programs –

  • Medicare,
  • Medicaid and
  • Social Security.”

“What we did this week wasn’t easy, but it was necessary.

“:America is broke.

“I was sent to Washington to remove this unforgivable debt we’ve placed on our kids and grandkids and what we did this week was begin to preserve their futures.

Before the McHenry County Republican Central Committee's Lincoln Day Dinner, Congressman Joe Walsh chats with his Campaign Manager Nick Provenzano and Michelle Carter, the wife of Congressman Rick Carter's press guy. The photo was taken Saturday night about 25 hours after Congress adjourned.

“The President should be ashamed of himself. Through his budget, he continues to be dishonest with the American people about the difficult decisions ahead.

“Unlike the President, Congress needs to have the courage to tackle this crisis head on.

“We are through playing politics. The American people are ready.”

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