April 7th, 2011, Fairfax, VA — Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement on the Obama Administration's veto threat of a House resolution that will fund the military through the fiscal year:
"Barack Obama has broken faith with those he purports to lead, the men and women of the armed forces, by threatening to veto a House continuing resolution that funds the military through the end of the fiscal year. The bill will also fund the rest of government for another week, and save taxpayers another $12 billion, bringing 2011's total cuts up to $22 billion.
"Harry Reid's inaction and Obama's failure to lead on the budget are positively outrageous. While House Republicans are funding the military through the end of the year, Reid and Obama want to use them as a bargaining chip. There is absolutely no excuse to hold the nation's fighting men and women hostage to save funding for NPR and other Democrat pet projects.
"It's time for Harry Reid and Barack Obama to do the right thing. It's time for them to do their jobs."
"Put on the big-boy pants, Harry," by ALG Communications Director Rick Manning, April 7th, 2011.