Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Yoder: President's budget "more of the same"

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS), who represents Wyandotte County and the Third District, issued a statement on President Barack Obama's budget.

Full statement:
“The President’s 2014 budget proposal appears to be more of the same in terms of stimulus spending, higher taxes, and growing the size of the federal government. We already had a large tax increase on most Americans on January 1st. Now, the American people want ever-increasing government spending controlled, and they want a budget that balances.

The President’s budget does offer daylight in the discussion about the tremendous cost-drivers of our national debt. We need to have a very serious debate about how to responsibly and effectively reform programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that strengthen and most importantly preserve these programs for when future generations need them.

I’m encouraged that the House, the Senate, and the President all have offered budget proposals. We can now do the heavy lifting of working together to get a budget passed that preserves needed programs like Social Security and Medicare, keeps taxes low on all Americans, and balances within the next decade.”