FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2008
Contact: OMB Communications, 202-395-7254
Nussle Raises Objections to Reconciliation Instructions in House Budget
Protections Misused to Push Tax Hike, More Spending
Washington, DC — Today, OMB Director Jim Nussle raised objections to the reconciliation instructions included in the House Budget.
“It uses these fast track procedures to hold an AMT patch hostage to a tax increase. Given the economic challenges our country faces, we need to keep taxes low for middle-class families and small businesses, not increase the burden on the hard-working individuals who fuel economic growth.
“It also abuses reconciliation to pursue a package of partisan policies that don’t have a prayer of approval from Congress without these protections – instead of doing the responsible work of protecting the next generation from the steep wave of entitlement spending.”