Contact Us

Rep. Lummis: President’s Budget Arrives Late and Wrong [AUDIO]

U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis
U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis

The president’s budget is a week late and a trillion dollars short, says Wyoming’s representative. In an interview with KODI Radio Monday, US Rep. Cynthia Lummis said the budget increases spending when it should do just the opposite.

Budget goes wrong direction:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“It increases spending by 47 trillion dollars over 10 years. That’s an increase over current spending, when we should be either freezing spending, or, better yet, cutting spending.”

Rep. Lummis also took exception to increasing taxes, which slow the down the economy.

Tax increases drag economy:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“Then it taxes too much; it increases taxes by almost two trillion dollars, including increases in income tax, death tax, and other taxes–all of which we can’t afford if we want to recover our economy and create jobs and grow.”

And there’s the national debt.

Over-sized government:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“My worst and biggest concern is that it adds 11 trillion dollars to the debt over 10 years. Here again, the president’s budget is unrealistic. It is based on his belief in big government, big unions and big business.”

To deal with that debt, says Rep. Lummis, we start with a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and then we reduce spending by one percent a year over seven years.

Debt reduction is possible:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“By the year 2022, we’re looking at a gross debt of 26 trillion dollars, based on President Obama’s budget, so, it’s time to enact a balanced budget amendment. It’s time to take those seven years, freeze spending, then cut it one percent per year until we balance our budget, and then going forward, takes some whacks at that debt.”

Rep. Lummis said that Congress could learn something from the Wyoming Legislature.

Wyoming’s proactive example:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

“The Wyoming Legislature is in session right now cutting spending in the state because natural gas prices are down therefore their revenues are down. I tell you, the Congress and the president could learn a lot from the Wyoming Legislature. I applaud the Wyoming Legislature for what they’re doing.”

 

More News from K2 Radio

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k2radio.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on K2 Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!