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Cole Says "No" to Bloated Budget Proposal

April 3, 2009
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) gave the following statement regarding H. Con. Res. 85, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2010, which passed yesterday in the House.

"The size and scope of the Obama budget is simply staggering," Congressman Cole said.  "It may have been handed down from the President, but members of Congress have a responsibility to make sure the taxpayer's dollars are spent appropriately.  Unfortunately, the liberal majority in Congress has completely abdicated that responsibility.  Their budget grows the deficit to nearly $10 trillion, triples the national debt over ten years and increases taxes by $1.5 trillion dollars.  In a time of global economic crisis, our government is responding with an irresponsible, economically disastrous spending spree."

"Every year since I have been in Congress I have voted for the lowest budget proposal.  This year was no exception.  That's why I supported both the Republican Study Committee's budget as well as the Republican Budget Alternative.  These budgets spend far less and focus heavily on debt reduction.  They reflect the values of hard working Americans who know that in tough economic times, you don't spend what you don't have, and you don't mortgage your children's future in order to ride out short term challenges."

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