White House Proposal to Again Raise Spending is Irresponsible
Elected Officials Should Listen to the People and Cut Spending
(Washington, D.C.) – The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Burwell, recently spoke optimistically about possible negotiations aimed at increasing federal spending for 2015. At this point, congressional leaders have said they will not spend more than the $1.014 trillion agreed to last December – which itself was an increase from the $967 billion set by the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011. Despite supporting the Ryan-Murray spending caps just 3 months ago, the President is now seeking to undo the compromise and is asking for an additional $56 billion in new spending.
Americans overwhelmingly reject the out-of-control government spending. In fact, 65% say that they disagree with the notion that there are no more cuts to make to the federal spending level, according to a one recent poll. A spending increase would go against the wishes of a clear majority of Americans.
Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement:
"The American people have made their feelings very clear on the matter of government spending but President Obama has once again chosen to disregard that in favor of asking for another spending increase – as well as a tax increase of over $1 trillion. The Administration needs to match its rhetoric with action. It is not simply enough to say that they want to stimulate the economy, and then become hindrances to the real drivers of growth: people.
Democrats and Republicans alike need to take control over the runaway spending that has plagued the nation in recent years and respond to the will of the people so they can focus on the other challenges facing the country. Anything else would be irresponsible."