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Thornberry blasts President's budget as 'unrealistic'

Says Obama is 'lame duck trying to stay relevant'

Washington, February 9, 2016 | Jon Corley (202-225-3706)
Tags: Taxes
U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement after President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget: 

The President released the final budget proposal of his Administration today, and it is as unrealistic as all of his previous proposals. He is a lame duck trying to stay relevant, but he knows that provisions like a $10 tax on every barrel of oil will never pass Congress. 

"This is another reminder of why this year's presidential election is so important: we need to put a conservative back in the White House that can work with Congress to get our country back on track.

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