Video: Congressman Doug Collins on the Federal Budget


Video: Congressman Doug Collins on the Federal Budget


Freshman Georgia rep. says POTUS continues to be delinquent to his official duties


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday evening on the House Floor, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) called for the Obama Administration to present a budget proposal to Congress, and branded Senate Democrats’ recent budget proposal as the same failed economic policies that created the current  financial crisis. Earlier this week, Senate Budget Committee Democrats proposed an additional $1 trillion in tax increases on hardworking Americans, while President Obama continues to delay sending his budget proposal to Congress for the fourth time in five years. Reports earlier this week stated Americans shouldn’t expect outline of our nation’s fiscal future from their Commander-in-chief until April.

“Ask almost any American what happens if someone spends substantially more money than they take in,” Collins said. “They’ll tell you that individual will be plagued with debt and face limited economic opportunity. But this common sense reality seems to evade many of my friends in the other body, as evidenced by the recently proposed budget. This so-called “plan” increases taxes by $1 trillion, proposes $100 billion in new stimulus spending, and will never balance.”

Regarding President Obama’s delayed budget proposal, Collins added:

“Someone should tell this administration that using the uncertainty created by their own policies to buck their responsibility to craft a budget is unconscionable.  Attacking this body’s balanced budget proposal, when they haven’t produced their own plan, unfortunately reveals their willingness to put partisan politics ahead of our nation’s fiscal future. If this administration is truly concerned about uncertainty, they should send Congress a responsible, balanced budget that will put our nation on the path to true fiscal responsibility.”

To watch the entire clip of Rep. Collins’ speech click here.

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