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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham opposes President's budget plan to raise taxes, grow government

February 2, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement in regards to the President’s $4 trillion proposed budget:

"It’s fitting the President released his plan on Groundhog Day. Much like the movie where Bill Murray lives the same day over and over, the President is reintroducing another tired talking point: yet another proposal to expand government and raise taxes, both of which will hurt our economy.

“Not only is the President propping up his budget with higher taxes that Americans don’t want, he’s also failed to offer a balanced proposal, and he’s totally ignored our long-term debt.

“There are certainly areas where we need to invest, such as infrastructure and the Corps of Engineers to protect Louisiana from flooding. And finding ways to put more money into the pockets of hard-working middle income families isn’t a new idea for Republicans; it’s one of our bedrock principles.

“We need to find this money by making government programs, like SNAP, run more efficiently by reducing waste and fraud. We should not be expanding government and paying for it with higher taxes.

“Collectively, we must find a long-term solution to our financial problems, but clearly more work needs to be done before I could vote for this budget."

Congressman Ralph Abraham can be reached on Twitter @RepAbraham and on Facebook.