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Wilson Statement on White House PAYGO Announcement

June 9, 2009


June 9, 2009

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Wilson Statement on White House PAYGO Announcement

WASHINGTON – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statement today after the Obama Administration announced they would be encouraging their Democrat colleagues in Congress to follow Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) budgeting rules. President Obama made this announcement a day after his administration decided to ramp up the massive deficit spending from their so-called “stimulus” package during the summer.

Earlier in the year, the White House held a “fiscal responsibility summit.” Unfortunately, this summit occurred after the President signed into law his massive $787 billion spending package which has saddled future generations with even greater debt while failing to address mounting job losses.

“The American people would be far better off if President Obama affirmed his commitment to fiscal responsibility before borrowing and spending billions in taxpayer dollars. While I appreciate the President’s pledges to restore fiscal sanity while in front of the television cameras, his actions and that of his Democrat allies in Congress tell a different tale.

“Americans are fed up with this ‘do as I say not as I do’ brand of leadership in Washington. Fiscal responsibility means you rein in spending while making tough decisions. It does not mean you hold press conferences and then explode the public debt while raising taxes on American families to pay for a government that has grown far too big and far too costly.”


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