The NRCC hits Boyda's budget buster. The Democrats are spending $21 billion more than President Bush proposed. Great job Nancy. Way to get after the deficit without raising taxes!!
NANCY BOYDA'S FISCAL INSANITY
Boyda answers her fiscal critics by signing up her Kansas constituents for one of the largest tax hikes in history
WASHINGTON – In what can only be explained as an exercise in fiscal recklessness, Nancy Boyda voted for a budget that would pave the way for one of the largest tax hikes in American history. Even with the tax increases, the budget that Boyda voted for far exceeds the president’s budget request by $21 billion dollars.
“Votes like these are the hallmark of a tax-and-spend liberal,” said Jessica Boulanger , Communications Director for the NRCC. “Nancy Boyda's support for such disastrous fiscal policies only further proves the point that she is out of step with the values of her district. Raising taxes on the backs of working Americans, and frivolously spending it away, is unacceptable to the taxpayers of America .”
THE FACTS ON THE BOYDA-SUPPORTED BUDGET:
The Democrats' Budget Fails To Extend All Of The 2001 And 2003 Tax Cuts.
"Congressional Democrats... announced agreement on a $2.9 trillion budget blueprint for 2008, promising a budget surplus in five years, but only by allowing some of President Bush's tax cuts to expire." (Andrew Taylor, "Democrats Agree On $2.9 Trillion Budget," The Associated Press , 5/16/07)
The Democrats' Budget Plan Increases Spending By $21 Billion Above The President's Request. "The deal announced Wednesday... would allow $954.1 billion in fiscal 2008 discretionary spending.... That total, which does not include war spending, is $21 billion more than the White House's budget request, and this difference grows to $23 billion when $2 billion in advance appropriations are included." (David Clarke, "Hill Confronts President On Spending," CQ Today, 5/16/07)
A 26-Member Coalition, Including The National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste And Americans For Tax Reform, Sent The Following Letter To Congress Calling For Spending Restraint:
"[T]he Senate and House Budget Resolutions propose to raise taxes; create new 'reserve funds' to raise taxes further; employ budgetary gimmicks they themselves have criticized; and all while ignoring the impending crises in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid." (National Taxpayers Union Website, www.ntu.org, Accessed 5/17/07)
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.