|Blumenauer Responds to the President's Budget|
|Tuesday, 14 February 2006 19:00|
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) responded to President Bush’s budget request to Congress today, with the following statement:
“The president continues to play fast and loose with our fiscal future. At a
time when the administration has ackowledged this year’s budget deficit will be
the largest in our history, at $423 billion, the Republicans are preparing, at
the President’s urging, another $70 billion in tax cuts, to add to our debt.
Meanwhile, the budget proposes shortsighted cuts in important priorities for
Oregonians, including education, which will see the largest reduction in at
least a decade.