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Camp Statement on Ryan’s Proposed Budget Resolution

April 05, 2011

Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement in reaction to the Budget Resolution introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

“The President’s budget proposes to raise taxes by $1.5 trillion and would continue Washington’s seemingly endless spending spree.  The Democrats’ refusal to even acknowledge the serious problems in Washington is only making matters worse – the debt is rising and that is hurting job creation.  Chairman Ryan’s proposed budget is just the opposite – it is honest with the American people about the tough choices that lie ahead; it reins in spending; and it balances the budget without raising taxes.  Importantly, the Ryan budget focuses on what matters most to families – jobs.  Currently, we have a tax code that hinders instead of helps job creation.  Simply put, the tax code is too costly, too complex and too burdensome for individuals, families and employers.  We must focus on getting Washington out of the way so employers can do what they do best – innovate and create jobs – and that starts with comprehensive tax reform.”