WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) today issued the following statement after President Barack Obama released his FY 2016 budget proposal.
“It’s unfortunate, but President Obama putting forth a budget proposal that is out of touch with the needs and concerns of hardworking taxpayers has become something of an annual routine in Washington. While Arkansans have been forced to cut their spending significantly the last few years, the President has been unwilling to do the same in Washington. He continues to put his own priorities before those of the American people.
The American people want a government that works for them, not against them. They want us to curb Washington’s wasteful spending habits; make the government more efficient, effective and accountable; pursue policies that create economic opportunity for all; and address our immigration problem by putting border security first. These are the priorities of the American people and will be reflected in the final product we pass in the Senate.”
Background: Today, President Obama announced his FY 2016 Budget proposal. If implemented, the President’s proposal would create $2.1 trillion in new taxes, increase spending by 65 percent and add $8.5 trillion to the debt over the next ten years. It would fully fund Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with no restrictions on the President’s executive order declaring amnesty.