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June 4, 2008
Contact: OMB Communications, 202-395-7254

Director Nussle on Passage of FY09 Budget Resolution

Washington, DC — Today, OMB Director Jim Nussle issued the following statement on Senate passage of the FY09 Budget Resolution.

"It is disappointing that Democrats in Congress are repeating last year's tax and spend game plan.  The Democrat's budget resolution would result in the largest tax increase in our nation’s history, adds $25 billion in new spending this year and $209 billion more over 5 years, while failing to address the looming entitlement crisis."

"During a time of slower economic growth, it is particularly troubling that Congress would approve a budget that would drive our deficit even higher with new spending and raise taxes on American workers. Taxpayers should keep more of their own money for their families, not send more of it to Washington for lawmakers to spend."