Wilson Statement on President's Budget Proposal
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal:
“It is sad to me that throughout his two terms, the President has never proposed a budget that balances. The President’s record $4.1 trillion budget grows our national debt and passes the buck to our children and grandchildren. We need meaningful reforms that will create jobs and support national defense—not new taxes which would increase the gas tax by 24 cents a gallon.
“The President’s Budget Proposal is just that—a proposal. I am grateful that we have strong conservative leadership in Speaker Paul Ryan and Budget Chairman Tom Price who will shape a responsible budget that strengthens national security and protects American families.”