Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of Illinois

Roskam: President’s Budget Doubles Down on Failed Policies

Feb 14, 2011
Press Release


Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Majority Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after President Obama released his FY 2012 Budget:

"President Obama's budget is a serious disappointment that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much – ultimately hurting American job growth. Americans overwhelmingly rejected the taxing, spending, and borrowing adventure that Democrats have taken our country on – and yet President Obama's budget is simply a continuation of the past.

"We all know our economy simply can't afford these policies. And yet, the President's budget doubles down on the strategy of the past: locking in unsustainable Pelosi-era spending and debt, while increasing taxes on job creators. That doesn't address the tough challenges we must face for future generations' sake, it is simply a recipe for more of the same.

"Americans know that we're broke and the status-quo in Washington can't continue. They know we can't afford more missed opportunities, rather we need decisive leadership to address the serious fiscal challenges our country is facing. That's why House Republicans are working to remove the barriers to job growth by cutting government spending and regulation, keeping taxes low, and lowering our massive national debt.

"If we don't meaningfully address our fiscal state, we'll stifle job growth now and for generations to come. Our kids and grandkids deserve better."