Dec. 10, 2013, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement blasting the budget deal that will cancel the $65 billion sequestration over the next two years:
“It is disappointing that House Republican Budget Chairman Paul Ryan would bust the $65 billion sequestration and raise government fees and other assessments, in return for other supposed cuts in the out years that likely will just be rolled back later. The sequester needed restructuring as it disproportionately hurt our national defense capabilities, but Ryan’s plan to raise taxes is unacceptable, and the supposed out year cuts are simply a cynical insult to taxpayers who now know that when push comes to shove, the cuts will not be kept.
“This is just one more example of how out of touch our national leaders are to the real priorities of the American public. It must be defeated by those who believe in keeping the size and scope of government under control.”
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