“It’s my hope that our friends on the other side recognize this effort for what it is — a serious, good-will effort to do something good and necessary for the future of our nation and that, for the good of the nation, they’ll join in the effort at some point before it’s too late.”
“We have reached a point in America where the excessive federal debt threatens our future prosperity. We have reached a point where we will be the first generation to pass on a future to our children and grandchildren with less freedom and opportunity than we've experienced. This is unacceptable. The American people sent a message loud and clear last November to that we must cut spending, reduce the debt, and revive the American dream. Thus, the budget unveiled by House Republicans today shrinks the size and scope of government, cuts trillions in spending, and fosters economic growth that will create millions of new jobs."