Webster Supports Budget to Cut Spending, Generate Growth, and Balance the Budget
(Washington, DC) – Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) issued this statement today following his vote in favor of H. Con. Res. 96, the FY2015 House Budget Resolution and Amendments:
“Earlier this year, the President released a budget that included increases in taxes and more government spending. A far cry from a vision of how to pay down our crippling national debt, the President’s budget never balances. Ever. So unworkable and shortsighted, it only received two votes of support in the entire House.
“The House Democrats budget doesn’t balance either, and the Senate Democrats are once again refusing to even offer a budget. In stark contrast, I supported, and the House passed, a budget that will cut spending and taxes, jumpstart our economy, and balance the budget in ten years.
“Our budget also strengthens and secures Medicare and Social Security services for seniors. To be clear, the budget we passed today does not change Medicare or Social Security at all for seniors in or near retirement. Rather, it strengthens these programs to ensure they are still around for future generations.
“In addition to cutting spending and balancing the budget, the House budget repeals Obamacare to pave the way for patient-centered health care reform, initiates overdue pro-growth tax reform, and provides our troops with the equipment and compensation they need and deserve.
“America deserves – and our economy requires – a balanced budget that will generate jobs and growth. It is time we set our nation, and every American, on a path to prosperity.”