Alexander On The Budget: “The Era of Big Government Is Back”

Posted on February 26, 2009

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s proposed budget: “The era of big government is back. Last week the administration passed a trillion-dollar spending bill; this week it has proposed a budget that raises taxes and doubles the public debt over five years. We need to get the American people back to work, but passing massive spending bills and increasing taxes on small businesses, which create 70 percent of new jobs each year, is not the way to do it. We should cut wasteful spending and focus on creating jobs now, not borrow more money that our grandchildren will have to pay back.”