WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a top fiscal conservative, today voted to advance budget proposals that would address the looming insolvency of the United States.
“Congress must address our nation’s growing fiscal crisis and stop Washington’s runaway spending,” said Inhofe. “The Republican budget proposals we voted on today would reduce our deficits and balance our budget. The House Republican plan is a bold plan, and it makes the difficult spending choices that we must make. It also cuts domestic spending down to the 2008 level and caps it there, which is nearly identical to the HELP Act bill I introduced last year. We also voted today on President Obama’s 2012 budget plan, which is no plan at all. It increases spending by $8.7 trillion and offers no proposal to balance the budget. Not a single member of the US Senate voted for his budget. The sooner Senate Democrats stop playing games and come to terms with the reality that Washington has a spending problem, the better.”