Burr Statement On FY2009 Federal Budget

Democrat budget contains largest tax increase in history

Following passage of the Democratic Majority's proposed budget for the 2009 fiscal year, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement:

"At a time when American families are facing rising gas prices, food prices, and an uncertain economy, the Democrats have presented a budget that includes the largest tax increase in history. This budget, if enacted, would have Americans send even more of their hard earned money to Washington at a time when they need it the most. As I have said many times, Congress should spend the taxpayer's money wisely or not at all. This budget does not control wasteful spending and does not limit excessive earmarks. We must enact a fiscally responsible budget that keeps our taxes low and our spending under control. This budget does neither, and I cannot support it."