On the House floor today, Rep. Mike Pence continued the Republican message that the federal goverment "spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much." His statement lends to the growing support for this message, including conservative Democrats concerned with their Party's massive spending. Pence's statement today:
“During these difficult times, families and small businesses across the land are making hard choices to make ends meet. Sacrifices are being made everywhere except in Washington, D.C. While Americans are finding ways to cut back, the Democrat Congress and our President have gone on an unprecedented spending binge. Bailout after bailout, a $1 trillion stimulus bill and yesterday the President signed an omnibus spending bill with an 8 percent increase in spending and 9,000 earmarks.
“And to make matters worse, the Administration has proposed a massive federal budget that spends too much, borrows too much, and taxes too much. The American people know it. Even a distinguished colleague on the Budget Committee said recently, ‘This is not an easy budget to market for sure.’ Well, I say respectfully to my colleagues, the problem with the President’s budget isn’t marketing, it's content.
“The American people want Congress to do what they are doing. Make sacrifices. Be there for our neighbors. Embrace fiscal discipline and responsible plans for growth. Not a federal budget that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much.”