Vitter Comments on Obama Budget Proposal

February 14, 2011

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments in response to the release of President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget:

“The new budget proposal misses the mark in two big ways, by locking in current unsustainable spending levels for at least five years and failing to make serious progress toward balancing the budget,” said Vitter. “In fact, the president’s budget adds $13 trillion to the debt over the next decade while increasing taxes by $1.6 trillion. That’s totally unacceptable.

“I will continue to advocate for a much more substantive approach to reducing wasteful spending by going at the systemic problem. The only way to cause deep rooted change in the spending culture is to change the system with a balanced budget amendment or some similar mechanism,” said Vitter.

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