“Meanwhile, Democrats here in Washington continue to play their usual politics, using their old playbook of pitting one group of Americans against another. And frankly, it’s pretty obvious that their efforts have failed. They’ve fallen flat because the American people are still asking the question, ‘Where are the jobs?,’ and these political votes provide no answers."
"Taxpayer dollars should be spent wisely or not at all, and the budget reforms the House has passed would make Washington live by this principle."
Middle class families are doing everything they can to scrape by, and they deserve a better shot than they’re getting under this administration.
Take a look at a joint analysis of the numbers behind the president’s budget, courtesy of Republicans on the House and Senate Budget Committees.
When Republicans took control of the House in 2011, we promised to rein in out-of-control federal spending and change the way Congress spends taxpayer money. One important step in that process was banning earmarks.
One of the most important facts about the budget agreement reached by Chairmen Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) is that it actually keeps the Budget Control Act’s savings intact while replacing one-time spending cuts with smarter reforms to mandatory spending programs that will produce real, lasting savings.
At a press conference earlier today, Speaker Boehner reiterated the House’s good-faith efforts to finish important work on behalf of the American people, and called on Senate Democrats “to get serious” and do their part to support that effort. As Speaker Boehner said:
“I want the farm bill conference to be completed. Chairman Lucas has made a number of good-faith efforts, we can’t get Senate Democrats to the point of saying ‘yes.’
Speaker Boehner responded to Democrats’ latest push for more tax hikes today, making clear that there will be no budget agreement that raises taxes on American families and small businesses
Speaker Boehner responded to Democrats’ latest push for more tax hikes today, making clear that there will be no budget agreement that raises taxes on American families and small businesses, which would make it harder to create jobs. As Boehner said: