U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, today released the following statement regarding the president's budget:
"Once again the president is proposing more taxes and more spending to create a budget that never balances. His top-down approach of imposing new taxes and mandating higher spending will only increase our debt. We need to look to the future and improve our budget outlook by reining in runaway government spending and stabilizing our entitlement programs, like Social Security and Medicare, in order to grow our economy, care for our retirees, and create a brighter future for our children. I hope President Obama is willing to show leadership and work with us to address these tough issues. We can start by finding common ground to boost our economy and promote job creation by increasing our exports and reforming our tax code so it puts American employers and American families first."