Hartzler on Obama Budget: "His budget never achieves balance!"

Apr 11, 2013 Issues: Budget and Economy

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), a member of the House Budget Committee, is disappointed President Obama’s budget for the 2014 fiscal year fails to address many of the cost-drivers increasing our debt and never balances.

“The President’s budget, which was delivered two months late, only reduces the deficit by at most $600 billion over the next decade,” said Hartzler. “This keeps our country on a path of never-ending deficits and will continue to grow our $16.7 trillion debt. Simply put, his budget never achieves balance!”

“To make matters worse, the White House budget calls for higher taxes, increased spending, and more cuts to defense,” continued Hartzler. “Fourth District Missourians with their common sense know that it is illogical to assume higher taxes and out-of-control spending will solve our nation’s debt crisis.”

“The budget passed by House Republicans will help create jobs while preserving programs like Social Security and Medicare for current and future generations,” added Hartzler. And, it achieves balance in ten years, prioritizes our national defense, grows our economy and leaves more money in the pockets of hardworking Americans.”

In addition to serving on the House Budget Committee, Congresswoman Hartzler is a member of both the Armed Services and Agriculture Committees.