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Rep. Tim Murphy on Obama's Budget Plan

The U.S. Congressman's jurisdiction includes a large part of Baldwin-Whitehall.

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-18th District of Pennsylvania) responded to President Barack Obama's 2013 budget plan on Monday.

Pennsylvania's 18th District runs directly through the Baldwin-Whitehall area, touching all three municipalities. (See district map here.)

"The president's budget plan should be titled 'Blueprint for Bankruptcy,'" Murphy said in a press release. "It includes more spending, more regulations, more deficits, more borrowing and higher taxes. Add in the hundreds of billions in stimulus spending on housing bailouts and urban renewal projects, and it is a recipe for economic failure.

"The American economy simply can't afford the president's budget, especially when he intends to keep in place the massive new health care law with its 2,000 new federal powers administered by 159 boards, panels and commissions. Without a doubt, his trillion-dollar health care train wreck is going to saddle everyone with massive debt and blow a hole in our economy.

"I hope the president will reconsider this 'Blueprint for Bankruptcy,' and instead, join me in advancing a pro-growth agenda. We can put millions of Americans back to work and get capital flowing by starting to roll back the 4,257 regulations sapping money from the economy, holding our global trading partners accountable and approving projects like the that utilize North American energy resources and free us from OPEC's clutches."

Agree or disagree with Murphy? Other thoughts on Obama's budget? Share them in the comments section below.

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Billee February 14, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Bankruptcy is exactly what he wants. They want a sound line of reason to quickly engage and multitask our mandatory RFID chips. March 23, 2013 - H.R. 3200 Section 2521 Pg 1001, paragraph 1 Abortion is a choice - So why isn't the RFID chip? It's my body, not the governments property! I'm a Child of Almighty God and not the GOVERNMENT!
Christina February 14, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Not a Tim Murphy fan, he needs replaced. They spin their BS while continuing to give breaks to the wealthy and to corporations who have done nothing but contribute to the downfall of the economy. The middle class are the job creaters because we are the consumers, our demand is what drives production. Why would the weathy or corporations create jobs when there is no one to buy their product or service. Make corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share if you are so worried about the economy and the budget!
Frank February 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Yeah I agree Billee, they ain't sticking no chip in me. They are already putting them in some states Driver license, Wal mart is putting them in there clothes. A lot of credit and debit cards have them. Next they will claim "it's for your own good" or "to help fight terrorism " so let's put a chip inside of you. Christians call it the mark of the beast. And those who refuse to conform will be sent to the FEMA camps that they have been setting up everywhere. Also they just passed that bill that gives the military the right to arrest any citizen without having to give a reason. America is going down hill REALLY REALLY fast. The people in power are too greedy and all they care about is power and money.... Thanks for hearing my venting for the day.... And BTW Happy Valentines Day everyone!

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