WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today reacted to President Obama’s budget proposal in the following statement.
“The good news is that President Obama has finally released his budget. The bad news is that it’s 65 days late and $744 billion short of balance. One thing is clear: President Obama is still on a mission to raise taxes. His budget proposal calls for $1 trillion in new taxes, and that’s on top of the more than $600 billion he got in January.
“I am glad the President has begun to show some interest in addressing the future explosion of mandatory spending programs, but we still have a long way to go in order to reach a sustainable path. Last month, the House passed a plan that would reform federal spending, keep taxes low and balance the budget, leading to greater economic security and job growth. I remain hopeful that this process will result in finally enacting a sensible federal budget plan that offers our country a much needed path to fiscal strength and prosperity.”