Woodall Statement on Final Obama Budget
(Washington, DC) – Today, the White House released President Obama’s FY2017 budget proposal, which creates $3.4 trillion in new taxes, increases federal spending by $2.5 trillion, and would result in a national debt double that of when he took office – all while failing to ever come to balance. U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (GA 07), who serves on the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response.
“A budget is an indication of one’s priorities; and sadly the President’s is another wish-list of expanded federal government, higher taxes, and far-left ideology. It raises taxes by $3.4 trillion, increases federal spending by $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years, and only compounds the economic and national security challenges we face. Americans deserve a clear alternative to the President’s vision. One that prioritizes American safety, strengthens Social Security and Medicare, and balances the budget.”
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.