Share

Policy: Budgets & Deficits

Marco Rubio blasts budget deal, saying Americans deserve better

|
Beltway Confidential,Charlie Spiering,Marco Rubio,Paul Ryan,Economy,Budgets and Deficits,Spending

Sen. Marco Rubio is not a fan of the budget deal reached by House-Senate negotiators and announced late Tuesday.

"We need a government with less debt and an economy with more good-paying jobs, and this budget fails to accomplish both goals, making it harder for more Americans to achieve the American dream," the Florida Republican explained. "Instead, this budget continues Washington's irresponsible budgeting decisions by spending more money than the government takes in and placing additional financial burdens on everyday Americans."

Rubio criticized the deal for canceling spending reductions, defense spending cuts, and increased government revenue.

“The American people should not be asked to choose between a strong military and responsible budgets that encourage job creation and reduce debt. They deserve better than this.”

The deal, announced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., would restore $63 billion in scheduled cuts and trim the budget deficit by $22.5 billion and raise $85 billion in revenue over two years.

View article comments Leave a comment