Washington, D.C. – House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-22) issued the following statement in support of the House Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Resolution:
“We have reached a point in America where the excessive federal debt threatens our future prosperity. We have reached a point where we will be the first generation to pass on a future to our children and grandchildren with less freedom and opportunity than we’ve experienced. This is unacceptable. The American people sent a message loud and clear last November that we must cut spending, reduce the debt, and revive the American dream. Thus, the budget unveiled by House Republicans today shrinks the size and scope of government, cuts trillions in spending, and fosters economic growth that will create millions of new jobs.
“The House Republican budget is a responsible alternative to President Obama’s unaffordable plan to tax, borrow, and spend. The Republican budget will not only put our nation on a path back to economic security and prosperity, but it will preserve and strengthen critical programs like Medicare for future generations. The time to act is now. House Republicans have chosen to lead when President Obama has irresponsibly chosen a future of debt and despair. Republicans have put forward a fact-based budget that makes tough choices and recognizes we must limit government and grow the economy in order to ensure our future as a free and prosperous nation.”