Rep. William O'Brien's Comments on President Obama's FY 2014 Budget Proposal

Rep. William O’Brien’s Comments on President Obama’s FY 2014 Budget Proposal


“President Obama has once again failed the American people,” said Rep. William O’Brien (R-Mont Vernon).  “We need leadership in Washington that recognizes that, when we have just learned that the number of Americans forced out of the work force is at an historical high, now is not the time to propose another round of economically destructive tax increases, cuts on Medicare providers to our senior citizens, and deficits that never end and will grow by $5.3 trillion over the next 10 years.”

“What is particularly disappointing to New Hampshire citizens in the Second Congressional District is to hear of the immediate support given by our member of Congress, Ann Kuster, to the President’s reckless lack of leadership,” O’Brien added.  “She called a lifetime of permanent deficits adding up to $5.3 trillion in more borrowing against our children’s future over the next 10 years ‘a balanced approach.’  With a budget that never balances and nearly $600 billion in new taxes, one has to wonder what a liberal approach would look like.”

 “Ann Kuster has once again shown that her years as a lobbyist in Concord looking to grow government on behalf of her paid special interest clients did not give her the traditional New Hampshire value of fiscal responsibility, for it is clear she does not even know what a balanced budget would be,” O’Brien continued.  “Permanent deficits are not a balanced approach.  Neither is borrowing an additional $5 trillion a balanced approach.  New Hampshire needs Congressional representation in Washington that knows what it is to make spending choices and that the fiscal irresponsibility of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are not New Hampshire choices.”



William O’Brien is a state representative from Mont Vernon, serving his fourth term in the New Hampshire House.