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))