Contribute
CONNECT:

press releases

ICYMI:Highlights from Conference Call with Mario Diaz Balart (FL-21) on Obama’s 2013 Budget

- February 14, 2012

Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-21):

“As we all know, yesterday the president unveiled his 2013 budget proposal…There are some things that frankly amaze me. The president breaks his promise of cutting the deficit in half by the end of his first term, doesn’t even attempt to do so. It shatters his obligations to confront the nation’s spending driven debt crisis that is really pretty much upon us already. He doesn’t address the upcoming bankruptcy of critical programs. These are programs that are threatened for bankruptcy, whether it’s Social Security or Medicare, threatening the health and retirement security of our current and future seniors and again he doesn’t even deal with that reality...he assumes that they are perfect and there is nothing that has to be reformed.

“This budget that is full of the same old tired gimmicks. It frankly spends way too much, it’s $47 trillion of government spending over the next decade. It proposes a net increase over current spending projections which again is astonishing to me…clearly it taxes way too much, it’s $1.9 trillion in new additional taxes, and it raises the taxes not to lower the debt, which is again our looming crisis, but to fuel more government spending, which is again pretty astonishing to me. It clearly continues to borrow too much, this is the 4th straight year of trillion dollar plus deficits, and again there is no plan in his proposal to reduce the debt, the gross debt at the end of fiscal year 2022 is $26 trillion, it’s actually $25.9 trillion, an incredible increase in the debt…

“It’s really sad. It seems like that this president has gone from when he was a candidate of ‘hope and change’ to the president of divide and deceive. It’s really unfortunate.

“Last year the House passed our budget, it was called the ‘path to prosperity.’ We’re in the process of now putting together a budget for this year. It was approved, it was passed. It does deal with bringing us to balance. It does deal with the impending debt crisis. It does deal with the health and retirement security of our seniors and unfortunately, as everyone knows, the Senate has yet even to pass a budget in over 1,000 days and the Majority Leader has now stated that it looks like they’re not going to pass a budget this year again…The president does have a proposal which falls flat in so many ways.”

Comentarios en Español

“…Sin duda yo creo que el tema más importante que no es solo para los hispanos pero para todos las personas en los Estados Unidos pero particularmente para los hispanos es el desempleo, la falta de crecimiento económico... Si es importante para el resto de la población, yo diría que es hasta más importante para los hispanos porque los hispanos están sufriendo de un nivel de desempleo más elevado que el resto de la población, entonces por ejemplo esta actitud de tratar de dividir el país entre los más afluentes y menos afluentes y entonces decir que vamos a aumentarle los impuestos a los que tienen más desafortunadamente tiene el efecto de hacerle daño a la creación de empleos.

“Aproximadamente, a la mitad de esos a los que el Presidente quiere aumentarle los impuestos son pequeños negocios, pequeñas empresas, y son los que crean…los empleos para los hispanos en los Estados Unidos. Y entonces esta propuesta del Presidente sería desastrosa para la creación de empleos, y cuando hablamos de la creación de empleos entre los que mas están sufriendo son los hispanos.

“Así que para mí, el tema más importante, lo más urgente ahora es el desempleo particularmente en las comunidades hispanas y el Presidente de los Estados Unidos parece que no entiende como se crean los empleos, no entiende cómo funciona la economía por que sigue en esta guerra no declarada o semi-declarada al sector privado, a los que crean los empleos y particularmente a las pequeñas y medianas empresas. El sigue con esa actitud que yo creo que ha sido una actitud desastrosa…”

Click Here To Listen To The Full Audio: http://www.gop.com/audio/2.14.2012_budget.mp3  

###


Previous post

ICYMI: Highlights from RNC Conference Call on Obama’s Campaign Trip to Wisconsin

Next post

ICYMI: Obama’s Budget Games
Republican National Committee

Connect With Us

Republican National Committee
Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
News & Videos
  • 310 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • 202-863-8500

By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and SMS/MMS msgs, including autodialed and automated calls and texts, to that number from the Republican National Committee. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & conditions/privacy policy apply 80810-info.com.

Paid for by the Republican National Committee. Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate's Committee. www.gop.com

By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and SMS/MMS msgs, including autodialed and automated calls and texts, to that number from the Republican National Committee. Msg&data rates may apply. Terms & conditions/privacy policy apply 80810-info.com.

Paid for by the Republican National Committee.
Not Authorized By Any Candidate Or Candidate's Committee. www.gop.com