“While I do not support the president's budget, not all of the ideas presented in it are bad ones. Enacting the Chained Consumer Price Index (Chained CPI) as a means of calculating the rate of inflation will make Social Security stronger by slowing the rate of other government spending. ... I am pleased to see that the EPA would receive a 3.5 percent cut in funding under the president's budget. This agency ... for too long has overregulated businesses in Oklahoma and across the country.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa
“As we have come to expect, the president's budget request today is all fantasy and comes nowhere close to addressing the reality of our unstable economy. It spends $46.5 trillion over the next 10 years, never cuts spending, and never balances. He raises taxes by $1.1 trillion on hardworking Americans. He targets the oil and gas industry with $40.7 billion in tax hikes, further proof that the president is doing everything he can to wage an all-out war on fossil fuels.”
Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau
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