President Barack Obama submitted his budget for fiscal year 2012 to Congress today.
“I look forward to going through it line by line to see where we can save money for the American people,” Woodall said. “On its face, though, it seems long on tax increases and short on bold decisions to redirect our nation's fiscal future. We need leadership to get our fiscal house in order, and I still hope that the President will be the one to provide that leadership, but this budget doesn’t. Massive new taxes are not the answer. We've been down that road before, and we know that our struggling economy will simply collapse under the additional weight.”
Woodall said the budget committee is working towards passing a budget by April and that he hopes the President’s budget contains some “nuggets of wisdom” that will lead to fiscal responsibility.
“If this leadership cannot be found in the President's budget, however, my colleagues on the Budget Committee and I will not shrink from our duty to fill that leadership void,” Woodall said. “We will make the tough decisions. We will take the political risks. We will do whatever is necessary to pull America back from the brink of financial collapse.”
Woodall represents the seventh district which includes all of Barrow and Walton counties, most of Gwinnett County, and portions of Forsyth and Newton counties.