Congressman Todd Akin, a member of the House Budget Committee and the Armed Services Committee, having worked with Republicans to draft the FY2013 Budget that addresses the real shortcomings and deficits run up by the Obama Administration, released the following statement:
“A couple weeks ago the President introduced his 2013 Budget which continues to lead America down a path that will burden future taxpayers with more debt and fewer choices. Under Republican leadership in the House, we have passed budgets which have died in the Democratic-controlled Senate which has not passed a budget in over 1,000 days. I am pleased with the product that Chairman Ryan and the House Budget Committee have produced to maintain our obligations to our constituents.
“Our fiscally responsible common sense FY2013 budget improves upon last year’s Path to Prosperity by saving another $20 billion in American taxpayer funds. Our House Republican budget cuts federal spending, makes responsible cuts to the real drivers of our national debt, ends special interest favoritism and corporate welfare, embraces an all-of-the-above energy strategy, and gives American taxpayers more control over their healthcare decisions. This budget also protects the Medicare benefits of near-retirees and helps ensure the long-term solvency of the program. This budget is a step in the right direction to get the federal government out of the lives of hardworking Americans.”