By JOHN STAPLETON
Office of Marlin Stutzman
Today, Republican Study Committee Chairman Bill Flores and RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Marlin Stutzman released the House conservative caucus’ budget proposal for fiscal year 2016.
The proposal, titled “Blueprint for a Balanced Budget,” balances the federal budget in six years, reforms and reduces government spending by $7.1 trillion relative to current policy over 10 years and repeals Obamacare through reconciliation. The budget also implements patient-centered health care reform modeled on the RSC’s American Health Care Reform Act.
“The Republican Study Committee’s Blueprint is a bold, conservative plan that will balance the budget, reign in rampant overspending and restore solvency to America’s safety-net programs,” Chairman Floressaid. “This forward-looking document lays out a fresh, new vision for tackling some of Washington’s top fiscal challenges, while introducing policies that will grow our economy and create more jobs and better paychecks for hardworking American taxpayers.
To truly restore America, we must first and foremost put an end to the Obama administration’s harmful tax-and-spend policies. Hardworking Americans know how important it is to live within your means; it’s time the federal government learned that lesson, too. Thanks to Rep. Stutzman’s leadership, this budget reflects the RSC’s positive, ‘get it done’ agenda and will serve as an influential guide to getting this country back on track.”
“I am very proud to have worked with Chairman Flores and his staff to produce a Blueprint for a Balanced Budget,” Rep. Stutzman stated. “This is a serious plan to reinvent the way Washington does business. This budget cuts wasteful spending, reforms our tax code and our safety net programs, repeals and replaces Obamacare, and strengthens our national defense by ensuring our military has the resources they need to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Now is the time to tackle the serious problems we face as a nation, so that we can pass on to future generations an America that is strong both at home and abroad. This budget is a strong step towards achieving that goal.”
To read the complete budget, click here.