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Aderholt Statement on President Obama's Proposed FY 2016 Budget

February 2, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman Robert Aderholt (Al-04) released the following statement on President Obama’s proposed FY 2016 budget.


“I commend the President for sending Congress his proposed budget during the time-frame required by law. This is the first time in his six years in office he has done so. Unfortunately that’s where most of the positives of this proposed budget end.

“In looking over the proposed budget one has to look at a calendar to make sure that this is indeed 2015. This President’s proposals seem more stereotypical of what was seen in the tax and spend days of the late 1970s under Jimmy Carter.

“During the President’s State of the Union Speech he touted and took credit for the fact that our budget deficits have shrunk during the past few years. It makes one wonder why he would now want to abandon those measures and increase both spending and taxes, especially considering that our national debt is currently more than $18 trillion!

“I think most Americans see increasing taxes as a non-starter. As our economy continues to try and grow out of the worst and longest recession in our history, the last thing we need is to increase the tax burden on job creators.

“The 2016 Presidential election is beginning to grab more and more of the national spotlight. With every story on the 2016 race, the current administration becomes less and less relevant. Instead of trying to work with the Republican Congress on a real, passable budget, the President appears to be trying to isolate himself rather than taking advantage of the dwindling time he has left.

“In the coming weeks and months, I will be working with my colleagues to construct a budget that meets our nation’s needs, provides for our national security and grows our economy and creates real job growth. I’m hopeful that the President will see the real interests of most Americans and sit down with the Republican Congress to pass a budget that puts America’s future at its core.”

In Washington Congressman Aderholt serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee, and the Helsinki Commission.

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