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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

His Largest Budget To Date

February 9, 2016
Press Release
Congressman Poliquin’s statement on President Obama’s final $4.1 trillion budget proposal

WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama unveiled the final and costliest budget of his presidency.  Congressman Poliquin released the following statement after receiving the President’s $4.1 trillion proposal:


“Not a single one of President Obama’s proposed budgets have balanced—ever,” said Congressman Poliquin.  “This final spending plan from the President is a wish list of progressive policies that makes up his largest budget proposal to date, with $2.5 trillion in new spending and $3.4 trillion in new taxes in the next 10 years.


“As the former State Treasurer of Maine and a small business owner, I know the kind of fiscal discipline that is needed to reduce debt and grow jobs.  Our State and our country do not need more debt, more spending, and more irresponsible policies from an out of control Washington.  We need a realistic budget that balances and that reflects the needs of hardworking Mainers.  We need policies that will create jobs and provide more opportunity for our local businesses to grow and hire more workers.  This budget accomplishes none of these priorities.”