Obama’s Budget Hurts American Families with Higher Taxes and More Wasteful Spending
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2017.
“President Obama has proposed a liberal wish list instead of a budget,” said Congressman Collins. “The president’s spending proposal shows how out of touch he is with fiscal reality and the priorities our country needs to address. His proposal fails to enact meaningful entitlement reforms while raising taxes on hardworking families, increasing our nation’s deficit, and never balancing.
“The president’s proposed oil tax will increase the cost of gasoline by 24 cents a gallon and cripple struggling families and businesses. Western New Yorkers need pro-growth policies that will jump-start stagnant wages and increase economic opportunities for the middle-class. Unfortunately, President Obama still harbors the flawed belief that we can spend our way to economic growth. House Republicans are working on a budget that balances and provides the pro-growth solutions Western New York needs to get back on track.”