No Budget. No Priorities.


Date: June 22, 2010
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Gregg Harper (R--Miss.), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, released the following statement after the Democratic House Majority Leader announced that the U.S. House of Representatives will not produce an annual budget resolution for the first time since the current budget rules were put into place in 1974.

"The Democratic leadership in Washington has no budget for the federal government and this is because they are unwilling to take ownership of the massive budget gaps they have created.

"Last year, the leadership spent $11,988 per household, money that we did not have. Now the President and the Democratic-led Congress continue to spend nearly $4.8 billion per day and our country has yet to see many optimistic shifts in unemployment.

"I urge Washinton Democrats to abandon their job-killing agenda loaded with federal tax increases. Taxpayers deserve a fiscally responsible budget that spends less, cuts taxes and reduces our national debt."