Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal:
"It is sad to me that throughout his two terms, the President has never proposed a budget that balances. The President's record $4.1 trillion budget grows our national debt and passes the buck to our children and grandchildren. We need meaningful reforms that will create jobs and support national defense--not new taxes which would increase the gas tax by 24 cents a gallon.
"The President's Budget Proposal is just that--a proposal. I am grateful that we have strong conservative leadership in Speaker Paul Ryan and Budget Chairman Tom Price who will shape a responsible budget that strengthens national security and protects American families."