Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the top Republican on the Joint Economic Committee and a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee calls the President’s budget unrealistic and political.
“This budget is simply not grounded in reality," said Brady. “Despite imposing job-killing tax hikes on Americans and even then still projecting a $6.6 trillion deficit over the next 10 years, the President apparently thinks money grows on trees because not once in this document is the word ‘austerity’ to be found. I don’t know whether I am more embarrassed for the President or shocked on behalf of hard-working taxpayers."
"Had the President offered a serious budget to move us toward sounder fiscal footing, I believe he would have found many Republicans prepared to work with him," concluded Brady. “Instead, the President has needlessly killed many trees and wasted many bureaucrat hours on a political document aimed at his re-election instead of the betterment of the country. Had the President produced a serious budget with even modest fiscal restraint, this budget could have been a seminal document, helping him to be the transformative president that he aspired to be in 2008. Instead, if he is to be a one-term president, it will be a monument to his folly and the failure of big government.”
Brady is the author of the Maximizing America's Prosperity (MAP) Act which would require a serious, prioritized budget from the White House, add smart spending caps and guardrails around Washington's out of control spending and sunset federal programs, agencies and projects that waste American's hard-earned tax dollars.