Friday, April 15, 2011

Ryan budget passes the House with Griffith’s support

UPDATE: April 15:

GRIFFITH ON FY 2012 BUDGET VOTE

WASHINGTON – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement regarding final passage of the H. Con. Res. 34, the Ryan budget, in the House:

“The Ryan budget passed the House today with my support. This budget serves as a blueprint for the appropriations bills that ultimately fund the government and sets a hard limit for spending. While the Continuing Resolution was a small step, this budget is a stride in the right direction. The spending debate has shifted from cutting billions to trillions; a direction in which we should be going. We have got to stop spending money we do not have.”

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WASHINGTON April 14  – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today regarding his vote against the Continuing Resolution (CR):

“After much deliberation, I voted no. I understand why many Members voted yes because this CR was a step in the right direction, and the bill assured our troops would get the supplies they need and their pay. That being said, I was not comfortable with the size of the cuts.

“I do appreciate the work of Speaker Boehner and the Republican leadership in these negotiations. But, I believe the President and the Senate need to wake up and understand that small steps will not lead us away from the edge of the cliff of financial ruin, and I am disappointed that they have failed to recognize the seriousness of the problem.

“As we debate the budget and the debt ceiling, the President and the Senate need to understand that I, and many others, came to Congress to make significant changes in the way Washington handles taxpayer dollars. Americans deserve no less. It’s no secret that our government is out of money. This year’s deficit is expected to be around $1.5 trillion, which is more than 10 percent of our total debt. We cannot continue to spend money we do not have. I will not condemn my children and your children to a life of debt, deficit, and despair.”

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: National, Politics

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Comments (3)

MARK PETERSEN

April 14th, 2011 at 7:47 PM    


I REALLY DON’T LIKE MORGAN’S ATTACK OF THE EPA. BUT HE IS RIGHT ON WITH HIS VOTE AGAINST THE INSANITY OF SPENDING LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW IN WASHINGTON D.C.

AMERICA NEEDS TO GET IT’S HOUSE IN ORDER, PAY DOWN THE DEBT, LAY THE FOUNDATION OF A FISCALLY SOUND FUTURE THAT DOES NOT HINDER OUR GRANDCHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITY AT PROPERITY AND FREEDOM.

Thomas Ryder

April 14th, 2011 at 8:07 PM    


I want my Congressman to work to solve the problems in Washington. I simply don’t understand why he is SO BLIND. The vote he made today was part of a stop-gap effort. I want him to proclaim that if his positions prevail, the government should SHUT DOWN…completely….not just “non-essential elements.” Until Americans understand that without bi-partisan agreements, government will COMPLETELY SHUT-DOWN, government will continue to continue with little regard or thought or wisdom.

Val

April 14th, 2011 at 8:18 PM    


And PLEASE don’t take my Medicare away just as it is in sight.

A complete shut-down as some want will show that “hey, maybe there are some things we need government to do.”

What happened to military cuts?

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