Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) released a statement Thursday on his support for the House Republicans’ Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, written by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.):
“The Republican budget actually balances in ten years, and that’s important because that’s how we’re going to create significant new jobs in America for the middle class.
"The Democrats’ budget alternatives never balance. Yet we know their plans raise upwards of a trillion dollars in higher taxes and still never balance the federal budget. There is nothing balanced about their alternatives.
"We should not go down the road of more debt and deficits for the next generation. It is not fair to the kids. We need to protect and preserve our safety net programs. The Republican budget does that. And we need to grow jobs in middle class America. Our plan does that as well,” Rep. Walden said.
Walden said the House Republican Budget is a responsible plan that balances the budget within ten years. It achieves the following:
- Stops spending money we don’t have by cutting wasteful spending and reducing the deficit by $4.6 trillion over the next ten years.
- Fixes our broken tax code to create middle class jobs and increase wages for families.
- Protects and strengthens important priorities like Medicare and national security.
- Reforms welfare programs like Medicaid so they can deliver on their promises.
For more information on the Fiscal Year 2014 House Republican Budget, please click here.