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Kind: Budget a Return to Fiscal Responsibility

April 2, 2009
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) today voted for the House Budget Resolution, supporting its critical investments in education, health care, and energy independence, which will restore the economy and keep American businesses competitive around the world.  Rep. Kind issued the following statement:

“This is an honest, fiscally responsible budget that lays a path toward a better future for our children and grandchildren.  We cannot wish our problems away or wait for future generations to solve them.  The investments outlined in this budget will bring America back to the forefront of innovation, create sustainable jobs in clean energy, and bring our antiquated health care system into the 21 st century.  While we need to make these investments now, we cannot lose sight of our long-term fiscal picture.  I appreciated that the President included cost-saving measures in his budget proposal to bring federal spending under control and the budget passed today follows that lead.  However, I strongly would have preferred including the President’s suggestions to cut wasteful agricultural subsidies to wealthy individuals.  I will also continue to work with the President and my colleagues to reform our entitlement programs and put our country on sound economic footing.”

In February, President Obama invited Rep. Kind to the bipartisan Fiscal Responsibility Summit at the White House, where they discussed how to address long-standing fiscal challenges, such as Social Security and health care.