Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement in response to the release of the president’s budget for FY 2013.
“I will look over the President’s budget request over the next several weeks, and look forward to hearing from Administration officials on the specifics of their proposals. However, looking over it today I am discouraged that it does not appear to make a serious effort to reduce the debt and keep it at sustainable levels. We need more debt reduction than the President offers, and we need substantive mandatory spending reform. We need a determined effort from the President to work with Congress to solve this crisis, not budget gimmicks and new spending packages.”