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Feb 14, 2011 6:11 PM by Press Release

Boustany Comments on Pres. Obama's Budget

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana) today commented on the FY2012 Budget released by the White House. Boustany expressed his displeasure at the massive spending outlined in the budget and its lack of attention to Louisiana.

"The President's budget emphasizes more of the same spending, tax increases, and borrowing this administration has advocated for the past two years," Boustany said. "We need to be focused on creating jobs and getting all Americans back to work, especially in the Gulf of Mexico energy sector. The spending outlined by the President in the State of the Union was a sign of what was to come from this budget, and the administration delivered on more massive increases in our debt.

"The burden of our national debt will be passed down to our children and grandchildren. Adding another $1.6 trillion to it is unsustainable and irresponsible on the part of this administration.

"Much of the damage of this budget will be felt by Louisiana" Boustany said. "Rather than using his budget to address issues that matter to our Gulf Coast, the President neglects Louisiana yet again.

"The unsustainable course outlined by this budget will be one of the biggest disasters ever for this country. While the President continues to push for more stimulus spending, Republicans are encouraging business growth, both large and small, and increasing the amount of American jobs. We need to reinvigorate our economy to increase American competitiveness. This budget is not the answer."

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