Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) today offered President Barack Obama’s Budget on the House Floor as an amendment to H. Con. Res. 112, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2013.
“It occurred to me the President’s budget had not been offered as an amendment by the Democrat members of the House budget committee. And that as we were getting information about which amendments were being offered here today on the floor as amendments to the overall GOP budget, it occurred to me again that the same oversight had taken place. Clearly, it must be oversight. Clearly, my colleagues meant to offer the President’s budget.”
“I thought I’d help my colleagues across the aisle out a little bit and offer the President’s budget. Which is exactly what this amendment is.”
“The budget that the President offered and that is contained in this amendment never balances. It is a balanced approach to reach a never-balancing budget.”
“It’s not a charade. It’s not a gimmick– unless what the President sent us is the same. We are voting on the President’s budget. I would encourage the Democrats to embrace this landmark Democrat document and support it. Personally, I will be voting against it.”
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