“We are shortly going to the White House for the pre-meeting before the President gives his highly anticipated speech, what we are calling the budget ‘do-over’ speech. Let’s remember that this speech is coming a full two months after the President’s original budget proposal and speech to the nation at the State of the Union. This is vintage Obama. He’s been standing on the sidelines expecting the rest of us to make the tough decisions and to lead this country.
“This week, we are putting on the floor the Ryan budget proposal that actually lays out specifics as to how we expect to deal with the debt problem in this country. We do so by ensuring that we bring down spending and reform the entitlement programs so that we get rid of the unfunded obligations over time to retire the debt.
"I’m hopeful that we hear specifics. I’m hoping we don’t have a re-do and do-over of the tax agreement that we came to together on last December. Again, this was an issue that was litigated in the election last fall. As we approach tax day in a few days in this country, it is just foreign to most people to think that we’re going to address our problems by raising taxes on the very people we expect to jump back into the game to create jobs, and those are our small business people.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Remarks at GOP Stakeout
April 13, 2011
View Leader Cantor's Remarks HERE.