ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis Congressman Lacy Clay says the President’s budget strikes a common sense balance.
President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan that was swiftly attacked by Republicans as a retread of previously rejected ideas. The President’s budget calls for tax increases on wealthier Americans and some corporations, which Republicans oppose.
Clay says the budget strikes a balance by cutting 4 trillion in wasteful spending over the next decade while still making critical investments like job creation, worker retraining, community heath care and access to higher education
To critics who say the budget is a campaign document, Clay says,”this is a normal function of government for the president to put forth his budget.”
The St. Louis democrat says the debate over tax increases in the President’s budget is an ideological one but he feels the budget is now in the hands of the American voter who will have to change the environment of Washington because of the dysfunction of congress.
He says, republicans will have to send a message loud and clear to the American people who either they want to govern or they want to continue to waste taxpayer time and money by not producing anything.
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