Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele released a statement today regarding the White House budget proposal. Here's the full text:
"Last year, President Obama pledged his budget would usher in a 'new era of responsibility.' Instead, his binge spending agenda set record deficits and did nothing to prevent double-digit unemployment. This year, President Obama promises his budget will be a 'new foundation for prosperity,' when in reality it sets the stage for the type of economic stagnation we haven't seen since the days of Jimmy Carter. The president is attempting to sell himself as a fiscal hawk by using gimmicks like PAYGO and his so-called 'spending freeze' as fig leaves to hide his binge spending. But Americans know that President Obama's budget will double down on his liberal agenda, growing the deficit by record proportions and killing jobs by raising taxes on small businesses. Congressional Democrats will undoubtedly take their binge spending to even higher levels, while the GOP will present a common-sense budget that will reduce the deficit, grow the economy and create jobs, giving voters yet another reason to vote Republican this November and return balance and sanity to Washington."