Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Wilson: Enough with Budget Gimmicks. Time Is Running Out.

Jul 30, 2011
Press Release
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 2693, Senator Harry Reid’s “Budget Control Act of 2011” earlier today:

“The Reid plan does nothing to address Washington’s out of control spending. Rather, it issues a blank check to the President by immediately increasing the debt limit by the amount the Administration is seeking. Furthermore, this plan would adversely affect our military by slashing funding by $868 billion over the next ten years.

“Americans have had enough with the budget gimmicks and shell games presented by leaders in the Senate and the current Administration. Time is running out. American does not need a balanced approach, it needs a balanced budget.”