Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05) today released the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s demand for more taxes in exchange for putting a halt to across-the-board cuts to defense and other government programs.
“President Obama today offered to avert these reckless cuts in exchange for even more taxes. Whatever the problem, it seems President Obama always has one solution: more taxes. Less than two months ago he rammed a tax increase through Congress, and now he’s back for more.
“Republicans have twice voted to replace these arbitrary cuts with common-sense cuts and reforms that protect our national defense. In the last congress, I made at least 12 different attempts to reduce or eliminate the impact of these sequestration defense cuts. Unfortunately, I see little effort from the White House to resolve these cuts in a way that supports our troops and our economy.”– Doug Lamborn (CO-05)