Congressmen React to Obama’s Budget

Press releases from the Congressmen of our area:

Don Manzullo

Manzullo: President’s Disastrous Tax and Spend Policies will Stifle America’s Economic Recovery

[WASHINGTON]  –  Congressman Don Manzullo issued the following statement today in response to the President’s FY 2013 budget proposal that calls for continued deficit spending and huge tax increases on Americans:


“The President just doesn’t get it. He continues to call for deficit spending as far as the eye can see, combined with tax increases on employers that will stifle job creation and delay our economic recovery. The only way we are going to strengthen our economy and help put Americans back to work is to slam the brakes on the unnecessary and unconstitutional spending that is continuing to drive our government deeper and deeper into debt.

“We need bold action, which is why I supported the Republican Study Committee budget last year that would have cut $9.1 trillion in spending over 10 years, strengthened Social Security and Medicare, reformed our tax code, and actually eliminated our budget deficit by the year 2020. We need to combine serious spending cuts with pro-jobs policies that will help our employers thrive again so they can put Americans back to work. My American Jobs Agenda offers a blueprint for strengthening our economy and helping employers create jobs

Peter Roskam

Roskam: President’s Budget Bad for our Economy Today, Prosperity of Future Generations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) issued the following statement in response to the release of the White House’s Budget:

“The President’s budget is an unfortunate failure that will make our economy worse, hurt current seniors and threaten future generations’ prosperity. With national unemployment above eight percent for three years and debt challenges so great they threaten to diminish our children’s futures, America needed more than an election-year budget with the same debt, doubt, and job-destroying policies from President Obama. This budget increases taxes on small businesses, continues Obamacare’s raid on Medicare, and adds trillions in new spending and borrowing, while failing to tackle America’s debt crisis.

“It also serves as a painful reminder that President Obama simply hasn’t lived up to his promises. After promising to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term, this budget projects an even higher deficit than last year, ensuring trillion-dollar deficits for all four years of the Obama Administration – just as we watch Greece painfully succumb to excessive debt. If we don’t manage our debt now, our debt will forever manage us. Americans deserve a President that’s willing to tackle America’s enormous and multiplying debt. If we don’t, future generations will inherit a diminished, Greece-like future.”

Randy Hultgren

Hultgren Statement On President Obama’s Budget

Geneva, IL – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal.

“The President’s proposed budget is an unserious and irresponsible document that ignores our country’s dire fiscal straits,” said Hultgren. “Throwing good money after bad on wasteful ‘stimulus’ projects, while raising taxes on hardworking small business owners, will not get our economy moving and put Americans back to work. What was needed was not a political document to assist in the President’s reelection campaign, but a serious-minded blueprint to restore our nation to fiscal health.

“It’s also outrageous that while this President has proposed yet another trillion dollar deficit, he has once again demonstrated his hostility to Fermilab and high energy physics research. It is amazing that he can simultaneously advocate more wasteful ‘stimulus’ spending, while cutting the budget for high energy physics.”

The President’s budget proposes a 2 percent cut to the Department of Energy’s high energy physics program.

Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh to Obama: Where’s the Balanced Budget?

 WASHINGTON– Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s FY2013 Budget Proposal. The President’s budget proposes $3.8 trillion in spending for FY2013 and does not offer a plan to balance the budget. This budget will add $1.33 trillion to the deficit and the total government spending over ten years is projected at $47 trillion.

Walsh stated:  “While I commend the President for attempting to cut spending, the truth is his budget proposal will never actually balance the budget—not in one year, ten years, or one hundred years.  Without actually balancing the budget, we will never pull our country out of this recession and get America working again.   These same liberal policies—more spending, higher taxes, and over-regulation—are only hurting our economy.  We must balance the budget.”

“The first bill I ever introduced was a Balanced Budget Amendment that has sixty-one cosponsors. More spending, higher taxes, and no balanced budget amendment is a big government recipe for more debt. The Obama budget is just another example of big government and why we need a Balanced Budget Amendment. Only a Balanced Budget Amendment will stop Washington’s reckless, unsustainable spending and stop the mountain of debt that will burden our children and grandchildren.”


Congressmen React to Obama’s Budget — 7 Comments

  1. Please balance the budget and pay down the debt.

    Obama is a Chicago Democrat.

    Chicago Democrats, as a way of life, don’t balance budgets, and borrow thereby increasing debt.

    What happened in Illinois regarding budgets and debt is now happening in the White House.


  2. Mark you know what’s really scary?

    It’s people who get their information about what the economy needs from the Tea party, Fox News and the Republican drones in congress.

    Look at what educated economists have to say not what political hacks looking to get a little media face time.

  3. Thanks John…you took the words right out of my mouth.

    The 112th Congress of which the above belong has a 9% approval rating and the faces above have not brought one rings back to their districts other than a bunch of raucous meet and greets.

    America is waking up and while things may not change in McHenry County, we are moving again.

  4. John, very legitimate point. Fox News isn’t even allowed to broadcast in Canada because of it’s tendency to broadcast false news.

    “It’s not often that goings-on in Canada interest the American news media, but a rather small decision by a relatively small government agency—the decision not to revoke a rule that bans lying on broadcast news—in Ottawa has made a pretty big splash.

    It stems from the planned April launch of Sun TV, a Canadian analog to FOX News—i.e., a broadcast news outlet with a decidedly conservative perspective. Among its top executives is a former communications director to conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, evoking former Reagan/Bush adviser Roger Ailes’ role at the helm of FOX. That executive, Kory Teneycke, told the Toronto Star that Sun TV is “taking on the mainstream media […] smug, condescending, often irrelevant journalism, we’re taking on political correctness […] by bureaucrats for elites and paid for by taxpayers.”

    Given that the posture, tone, language, and buzzwords of the nascent network could have come so easily from Bill O’Reilly, outsiders promptly branded it “FOX News North.”

    The very notion is almost shocking: You can ban lying in the news?!

    The launch drew attention to a seldom-scrutinized regulatory agency called the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), similar to the Federal Communications Commission in the United States.

    With little fanfare, the CRTC last month scrapped a proposal to revoke or relax a rule on “prohibited programming content” that includes “broadcasting false or misleading news.” The CRTC withdrew the plan when a legislative committee determined that the rule does not run afoul of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which like the U.S. Constitution, guarantees press freedoms.

    The Canadian media speculated that the withdrawal may have been provoked in no small part by the large sector of the public that voiced its displeasure at the idea of Sun TV coarsening the public discourse and deliberately muddying the political waters, akin to what they see in American media. The agency’s chair denied that Sun TV factored in at all, noting that the plan to rescind the rule had been in the works for 10 years, and that the rule has never been invoked.”

  5. Sorry, Cal.You do your best but – Your comments section has become a place for the trolls to spew their crazy theories.

    Why don’t they just start their own blog site and leave the rest of the country alone!

    No one believes that crap that you hypocritical nut cases keep posting in comments sections.

    Blah, blah, blah, blah.

  6. Cindy is right.

    If you chose to have a open mind about things – you’re a “troll”.

    If you want your news source to show a more than one-sided view – you’re a “hypocrite”.

  7. I find it hilarious that Cindy uses the term “nut cases” to describe anyone other than herself.

    Keep drinking the kool-aid, Cindy

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