Granger Statement on President’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth), Vice Chair of the Republican Conference, today released the following statement after President Bush submitted his budget to Congress.

“Today, the President released his budget, which aims to continue the economic growth we’ve seen these past few years and to balance the budget without raising taxes. I agree that we should not be saddling our over-burdened small businesses and families with higher taxes.

“We also have to address entitlement spending and exert fiscal discipline. It’s important that we take steps now to address the current problems before they become bigger ones later on.

“I also urge my Democratic colleagues to adopt a budget that does not raise taxes. Last year Democrats proposed the largest tax increase in American history in their budget – something the American people cannot afford right now. We can and should balance the budget without raising taxes.”