Story by 89 WLS Web Writer Kim Rasmussen
In a statement released Thursday, Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) said the new budget is more of the same.
"“In March, half a million Americans gave up on finding work, and those who have a job haven’t seen a comparable wage increase to the cost of living in years. It’s getting more expensive to buy groceries and harder to save for retirement. Our debt has swelled to $16.8 trillion and the downward pressure on our economy will only result in tougher times for American families. This is a sounding alarm for a new direction, but today President Obama chose do to more of the same."
Roskam says House Republicans have a different budget that balances in 10 years.
"While the president is proposing incremental reforms to Social Security, I believe the solvency of vital safety net programs should not be contingent on getting more tax revenue. It is a standalone priority and that’s why the House budget offers reforms that will preserve these programs for our nation’s seniors for generations to come. The new normal under President Obama of high unemployment and a stagnant economy doesn’t have to be our future."
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