President Obama Wants A Budget Do-Over To Raise Your Taxes

Pennsylvanians call for an election do-over to get fiscally responsible leadership in Washington

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s budget address:

“Last year, Democrats controlled the White House, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House, and they still couldn’t pass a budget on time. Now, President Obama wants a budget do-over, filled with tax hikes and more spending. It has become clear that what we really need is an election do-over to get a real, fiscally responsible leader in the White House. Pennsylvanians are not only fed up with government spending, we are tired of having a President who hides from tackling tough issues for months on end, and in the final hour swoops in with a pretty speech. We don’t need rhetoric, we need leadership,” Chairman Rob Gleason said.

“It’s clear to everyone except the President that our country doesn’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem. Republicans have stepped up to fill the leadership void by offering solutions to shrink the deficit without succumbing to tax hikes, which will only fuel our addiction to Washington’s spending problem rather than helping curb it. In Governor Tom Corbett, we now have this type of courageous leadership in Harrisburg, and we now need the same from Washington.”