Congressman Canseco's Statement on the Presidents Budget

Feb 15, 2012


February 15th, 2011
Contact: Valentina Weis
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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Francisco “Quico” Canseco (TX-23), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2012 budget proposal:
"President Obama had an opportunity to show the American people that he got the message that in order to get our economy moving again and creating jobs, we must get Washington spending under control. Unfortunately, in his 2012 budget proposal, he has decided to side with the Washington status quo and simply proposed more spending, more deficits, and more debt.”
“If the spending, deficits, and debt weren't insulting enough to American taxpayers, President
Obama’s budget proposes $1.6 trillion in new taxes that will negatively impact job creation in the private sector at a time when nearly one out of every ten Americans is unemployed."
“Overall, President Obama’s budget shows that he just doesn’t get what the American people have been saying. They want us to get our nation’s fiscal house in order and focus on policies that will create jobs. President Obama’s budget does neither.”