NTU urges Senators to Pursue Fiscal Health and Sustainability on Budget Proposals.
May 16, 2012
As the Senate considers a series of budget proposals, NTU urges all Senators to pursue long-term fiscal health and sustainability by voting as follows:
- “YES” on H. Con. Res. 112, Representative Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget: This budget represents a modest and credible first step toward solid fiscal discipline by implementing real tax and entitlement reforms without adding to the tax burdens borne by American families and businesses.
- “YES” on S. Con. Res. 37, Senator Toomey’s “Restoring Balance” budget: This budget balances by 2020 by restraining out-of-control spending growth and implementing needed structural reforms, saving taxpayers more than $5 trillion over ten years.
- “YES” on S. Con. Res. 44, Senator Lee’s “Saving the American Dream” budget: This comprehensive budget proposal balances by 2017, saves $7 trillion over ten years, eliminates Davis-Bacon prevailing wage provisions, and adopts the “REINS Act” to ensure more vigorous Congressional oversight of regulation.
- “YES” on S. Con. Res. 42, Senator Paul’s “Platform to Revitalize America” budget: This aggressive budget balances by 2017, saves $8 trillion over ten years, eliminates the Departments of Commerce, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Energy, ends Davis-Bacon requirements, and repeals the misguided Dodd-Frank financial regulation package.
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- “NO” on S. Con. Res. 41, the Administration’s Proposal: President Obama’s laughable budget contains $2 trillion in tax hikes, a national debt that will grow to $26 trillion by 2022, and no serious entitlement reform. Furthermore, it envisions a future in which the budget NEVER balances.
Roll call votes on Motions to Proceed to the aforementioned budget proposals will be heavily weighted in our annual Rating of Congress.
If you have any questions, please contact NTU Federal Affairs Manager Nan Swift at (703) 683-5700