PEARCE STATEMENT ON PATH TO PROSPERITY

Washington, DC (March 20, 2012) Today, Congressman Steve Pearce issued the following statement after the release of “The Path to Prosperity,” the Fiscal Year 2013 budget introduced by House Republicans:

“Turning a blind eye to the reckless spending habits of Washington will only result in greater economic crisis,” said Pearce. “Although the Senate has not even presented a budget in over 1,000 days, the President has—one that actually calls for more spending. As a result, we in the House of Representatives have proposed a budget that will actively combat issues like out of control spending and increases to the deficit. The Path to Prosperity takes on these issues by cutting government spending and working to ensure economic security. Importantly, our budget plan also promotes domestic energy production, which will lower gas prices and create jobs.”

“Budget cuts alone are not enough to fix our economy,” Pearce continued. “Instead, we must couple significant budget cuts with small business growth and job creation.  Our budget creates opportunity for this type of economic growth through tax code reforms that will make America more competitive and help put money back in the pockets of hardworking Americans. This is a genuine step in the direction of more effective and efficient government.”

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