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Cole: Obama Plan is More of the Same

April 13, 2011
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement in response to President Obama's speech today on the deficit.

Cole serves on the Budget and Appropriations committees.

"Today's speech was the least presidential and most political President Obama has delivered yet. The president criticized and distorted the Republican budget plan without offering any substantive proposals of his own. Tax hikes do not qualify as a valid solution to our crushing entitlement debt.

"The president forfeited leadership on the budget long ago, and his remarks make it even more clear that he is more an obstacle to spending reform than a participant."