U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, delivered the following remarks today at a House Republican Leadership press conference:
Like the budget the president introduced a year ago, the fiscal year 2011 budget spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much and the American people know it. The American people know we can’t borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy.
As House Republicans met with the president and dialogued with the president last week, and the president acknowledged, House Republicans have a different plan. We have an approach and a solution that’ll get this economy moving with a combination of fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. and fast-acting tax relief for working families, small businesses and family farms. It’s time Washington, D.C. got serious about fiscal discipline and reform.
“House Republicans are ready to work with our Democrat colleagues and work with this administration. That’ll all begin by rejecting the fiscal recklessness and unsustainable path outlined in the president’s budget this week.