Moolenaar: Obama's Budget Raises Taxes and Hurts Rural Communities

February 9, 2016
Press Release

Today, President Obama released his budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year which runs from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.

Representative John Moolenaar (R-Midland), a member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement:

"With the people's trust in government near historic lows, the president's $4.1 trillion budget raises taxes on hardworking Americans without addressing the government's spending problem. His budget never balances and his plan to raise taxes on gasoline would hurt families in my district, especially those in rural communities. I strongly oppose the president’s budget.

"I look forward to working on a budget that balances, creates jobs and keeps the promises made to our seniors and members of the armed services."