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Capito Votes For Responsible Budget Plan

 

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., voted today to put our country back on a road toward economic growth and fiscal soundness.

“This budget is not perfect, but it honestly assesses our troubling budget situation and recommends reforms to put us on a path to regain and retain our fiscal health.  We cannot turn away from this impending debt crisis.  We have a moral and legal duty to make tough decisions in order ensure our kids and grandkids have the same opportunities that my generation did when we were starting out,” stated Capito.

Instead of coming up with solutions to lower our nation’s $15 trillion debt and reform our entitlement system which experts say is going broke and fast, the Senate continues to kick the can down the road.  The U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in over 1,000 days and counting.

“America has had enough of the Washington mentality of kicking the can down the road.  Does the Senior citizen on social security have the luxury of deciding they’re not going to budget within their means?  Does the family of four have the luxury of not planning ahead and budgeting for the future?  Does the small business owner have the luxury of not setting out a plan to budget spending priorities?” asked Capito.

For more information on the Republican Budget click here.

Note:  Independent fact-checkers determined the claim that The Path to Prosperity ends Medicare was the 2011 “Lie of the Year.” 

Background

House Overwhelmingly Rejects President Obama’s Unserious Budget. The Republican-run House has overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's $3.6 trillion budget for next year after a vote forced by GOP lawmakers to embarrass Democrats. … Democrats have defended Obama's budget priorities but they largely voted "no" Wednesday night. Republicans said Democrats were afraid to vote for Obama's proposed tax increases and extra spending for energy and welfare. Democrats said Republicans had forced a vote on a version of Obama's budget that contained only its numbers, not the policies he would use to achieve them.The vote was 414-0. The vote came as the House debated a GOP budget that contains far more deficit reduction than Obama has proposed.  The Associated Press

·         Democrats Abandon President Obama’s Budget In 0-414 Rout.  The House on Wednesday night unanimously rejected an alternative budget proposal based on President Obama's 2013 budget plan, dispatching it in a 0-414 rout. … Mulvaney seemed to relish the idea of bringing up a proposal based on Obama's numbers, and openly wondered, tongue-in-cheek, why no Democrats sought to introduce it. He then criticized it by saying it does not foresee a balanced budget at any point in the future. "The budget that the President offered and that is contained in this amendment never balances," he said. "It is a balanced approach to reach a never-balancing budget." The Hill

Rep. Mick Mulvaney On Last Night’s Vote: “It’s the president’s budget so you would think that maybe Congress would bring it up and vote on it, but evidently Democrats didn’t think that so I’m doing them that favor,” the South Carolina Republican said in an interview.  Roll Call

·         FLASHBACK:Last year, the Senate voted 97-0 against President Obama's 2012 budget.  The Washington Examiner

Chairman Ryan: Democrats Are Choosing The Next Election Over The Next Generation."They're choosing the next election over the next generation," Ryan said, deriding Democrats' plans as far too timid. He added, "If we don't tackle these fiscal problems soon, they're going to tackle us as a country."  The Associated Press

·         Reminder: Senate Democrats Are Refusing To Pass A Budget.  Senate Democrats, who will not seek to move a budget resolution on the floor in 2012 The Hill