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At a glance: President's budget plan draws mixed reviews from Oklahoma delegates

At a glance: President's budget plan draws mixed reviews from Oklahoma delegates
Modified: April 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013
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Here's how some Oklahoma lawmakers reacted to the president's budget blueprint:

Rep. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City

“While we may not agree on every portion of the blueprint for our nation's future, there are areas we can agree on. … Perpetual deficit spending is bad for our economy and bad for the economy our children and grandchildren will inherit. The president's budget fails to adequately address the cause of our nation's $16.7 trillion debt: deficit spending.”

Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne

“Adding an extra layer of tax burdens on hardworking Americans will not create economic prosperity. The president needs to realize our country has a spending problem, and only commonsense spending cuts will help solve our nation's debt disaster.”

Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore

“Raising taxes by $1 trillion and adding $1 trillion in new spending is not the approach we need to overcome our national debt and create jobs.

“However, it is encouraging that the president's budget does include modest reforms to Social Security and Medicare. Without substantial reform, these programs are headed for certain bankruptcy that will jeopardize benefits for seniors and potentially take down the entire economy.”

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