In a continuing pattern of bi-cameral cooperation, House and Senate Republicans will join Wednesday for a conference meeting to speak on President Obama's budget. The agenda, which will be voted on later this week, faces decreasing support from the American public due to massive spending that is estimated to double the national debt within 10 years.
Both chambers have consistently promoted the message that Obama's budget "spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much." Last week Republicans unveiled their budget blueprint, "The Republican Road to Recovery" and Thursday will reveal a more specific budget plan.
"We are working together to make clear to the American people that we will offer better solutions that curb spending, create jobs, and control debt," said House Republican Leader John Boehner (OH).
The Republicans' united front bodes well for their minority status and an alternative budget plan that will create jobs, curb spending and control debt.
"House and Senate Republicans are united in proposing commonsense solutions to create jobs, curb spending and control the debt. We will continue to work together to highlight our better solutions, such as keeping taxes low and reining in spending, to strengthen our economy and create jobs," said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (KY).
With moderate Democrats increasingly expressing concern with Obama's massive spending, Republicans are on their way to turning the economic tide.