"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

February 08, 2006

Representing California’s 39th District
For Immediate Release - February 7, 2006

Washington, DC- Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement after President Bush released his budget proposal for 2007 on Monday.

“The budget President Bush released yesterday reflects misplaced priorities that aren’t in sync with everyday Americans. This budget imposes harmful cuts to important services and programs for average Americans, while protecting giveaways for special interests and tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Seniors, children and working families are the ones that will bear the heaviest burden from this budget. Last week, the GOP budget reconciliation bill cost California $3.1 billion. Yesterday’s release of the President’s budget carries more bad news for Californians. The bottom line is, the President’s budget is just more of the same--fiscal recklessness that leaves our children and grandchildren with debt for many years to come. Democrats will fight against these cuts and fight for a budget that restores fiscal responsibility and brings real prosperity to hard working Americans--economic prosperity, affordable healthcare and energy, and strong public schools.


President Bush has again broken his promises. It is unconscionable, but while President Bush is cutting programs that are critical to America’s working families, he will squander the savings from these cuts on $1.5 trillion in permanent tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and increase the national debt to $423 billion.”

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