President Obama Doubles Down on Progressive Spending in FY17 Budget

Jared Powell • February 9, 2016

President Obama is out with his latest budget proposal.

Weighing in at 8.2 pounds, his series of far-left proposals is just more of the same, top-down, government-knows-best ideas. Here’s a closer look at what this budget proposal does:

  • Would increase spending by $2.5 trillion
  • Raise taxes by $3.4 trillion over the next decade
  • Adds a $10 tax on every barrel of American oil

Mr. President, we cannot afford to raise taxes and put more power in Washington, D.C.

With this last budget, President Obama had the opportunity to put forth serious proposals that drive down our national debt. Instead, the President is doubling down on his progressive policies.

Here’s the good news: the American people have a choice in 2016. Republicans are offering an agenda that trusts people to make their own decisions and pursue their own dreams.

We are working to secure a more confident America – with a budget that balances – so every American feels secure in their lives and their futures.

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