WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) released the following statement on the president’s fiscal year 2016 budget proposal:
“At a time when our national debt exceeds $18 trillion, the United States desperately needs a serious, reform-oriented budget. The President asks Americans to accept a new rationale for the same stale policies that continue his long history of higher taxes and more spending. The proposal includes a staggering $2.1 trillion in new tax increases and would add $8.5 trillion to the national debt.
“I will examine and evaluate the provisions of the President’s proposal, and I will work with my Senate colleagues to shape a federal budget that funds the government’s liabilities while facilitating a pro-jobs environment through critical decisions to reduce our debt and deficits. Especially when resources are scarce in an increasingly dangerous world, we must better prioritize spending to make certain our economy is growing and our citizens are protected. American safety and prosperity calls for serious policy – unfortunately, the President’s plan falls well short.”