Hayworth takes issue with Obama’s budget

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Rep. Nan Hayworth, R-Mount Kisco, has put out a statement criticizing President Obama’s proposed 2012 budget. His spending plan, she said, is “flawed and bloated.”

“The President’s rhetoric recognizing the seriousness of our fiscal crisis is inconsistent with the budget he released today.  By the President’s own numbers the plan will produce a record $1.6 trillion deficit this year and add $7.2 trillion to the national debt over 10 years.  Our unsustainable debt burden is actively hindering economic growth and job creation.  One-third of the ‘savings’ this plan claims are really just tax increases on America’s job creators, the last thing the country needs.   This flawed and bloated proposal stands in stark contrast to what New Yorkers demand – limited government, less spending, and lower taxes to create jobs,” Hayworth said.

More on Obama’s projected savings and cuts can be found here. More on the overall budget picture can be found here. Further reaction by Republicans can be found here.

(Copies of President Obama’s 2012 budget are delivered to the Senate Budget Committee, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite))

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  1. Same old Washington garbage. Lay blame and don’t offer and constructive solutions. Boy it didn’t take Hayworth long to fit right in with the do-nothing crowd. The first thing Congress should do to show how serious they are about cutting costs is to cut their salaries, benefits and office expenses.

    Yeah sure. When Hades freezes over. Sickening display of the same old garbage. As “The Who” said in their song; “meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”