02.09.16

Senator David Perdue Statement on President Obama’s Final Budget Request

Georgians sent me here to awaken Washington to this financial catastrophe.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement after President Obama released his final budget, which like his previous budget requests pushes for more taxes, more spending, and more debt:

“The only positive thing about this budget request is that it’s the last one we will receive from President Obama. Our country is facing a debt crisis and it is well past the tipping point. Americans cannot afford to send more money to Washington to pay for more government spending programs that are failing the very people they intended to help. Georgians sent me here to awaken Washington to this financial catastrophe. We can fix this mess and we have to start with changing the budget process. Every elected official in Washington needs to start saying four simple words Americans use all the time, ‘we cannot afford it.’”