Duncan comments on President’s Sequester Proposal

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan released the following statement on the President’s proposed package of short-term spending cuts and tax reforms to delay the sequester. “The hypocrisy behind the President’s actions is astounding. The President is claiming that we are $16.3 trillion in debt, and the reason is because we don’t tax Americans enough. This follows the President’s failure to submit a budget to Congress by the legally required deadline for the fourth time in the past five years. I guess the President is hoping that Americans did not notice that their taxes have already gone up in their paychecks this month. If the President is willing to propose making real cuts to the long-term drivers of our debt and take tax hikes off the table, I would be willing to consider that proposal. But suggesting that we raise taxes to solve a spending problem, and hoping that Americans have forgotten that they’re already paying more in taxes, is insulting.”