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Tipton Speaks on the President’s Budget Proposal
WASHINGTON –Today, Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-03) spoke on the President’s budget proposal on the House floor. The President submitted his budget to the House today, 65 days past the deadline.
“We’ve all heard the saying, ‘a day late and a dollar short.’ Well the President is two months late with his budget and billions of dollars short. It’s clear; this President wants to balance the increase of government on the backs of the American people. He believes that government needs the resources more than hardworking Americans. We put forward a budget to protect our senior citizens, and build for the future for our children. The real approach when we’re talking about balance is to have a budget that truly balances. This administration continues to grow government, continues to waste the hard-earned dollars of the American taxpayer. Let’s put politics aside and stand up for the people of this country, and put forward a budget that will truly put the American people back to work.”
Tipton voted in favor of the House budget which balances in ten years, creates as many as 1.7 million jobs over the next decade, protects vital safety nets including Medicare and Social Security, and does not raise taxes on the American people. It achieves this by slowing the rate of government spending increases and eliminating waste, fraud and abuse, while encouraging responsible all-of-the-above energy development and advancing commonsense projects like the Keystone pipeline. By contrast, the President’s proposal never balances, and raises taxes by more than $1 trillion, growing the size of government.