HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s Budget for the 2011/2012 Fiscal Year:
“After unveiling another bloated budget, President Obama has proven two things to the American people. First, he does not care about the dire financial situation that our country currently faces and second, he is clearly ignoring the message that Americans tried to send Washington, D.C. last November that they care about our country’s future.
“Democrats’ out-of-control spending has created a budget deficit that is projected to reach $1.6 trillion in 2011. We’re now at the point where the size of the federal debt is projected to exceed $15 trillion in 2011, thus equaling the size of the entire American economy. We need to cut spending, and we need to do it now.
“Congressional Republicans have already pledged to make over $100 billion in cuts immediately are in the process of creating fiscally solvent budget that makes more profound spending cuts. No one has claimed that cutting spending will be easy, but American taxpayers deserve leaders that have the courage to make tough decisions to move our country forward. I hope President Obama will follow suit.”