“We are two weeks out and I know this has been a very long process, people who are watching are frustrated. But the real frustration lies with people at home and in communities across this country that are out of work and struggling. Now the facts are that this government is spending too much, we are borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar that Washington spends and there are millions of people in this country still out of work.
“We need to do two things, we need Washington to start spending less and we need to get people back to work and get businesses to start hiring again. Cut, Cap and Balance makes sure that the government stops spending, and it makes sure that we begin to treat taxpayer dollars as if they are just that, dollars belonging to the people, and we need to deal with them more responsibly.
“The President continues to say that he wants to do big things. We do as well. We put forward our big plan and vision in our budget. But we implore the President: let’s do big things, let’s go ahead and get our fiscal house in order. But let’s do so without imposing higher taxes on the small business people that we need so desperately to start hiring again.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Remarks at GOP Stakeout
July 19, 2011