Reese says Increased Spending in Budget Proposal Is Wrong
Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Ed Rendell’s budget proposal delivered to a joint session of the House and Senate on Wednesday.
“The governor is proposing a $705 million increase at the close of a fiscal year which shows a $2.5 billion deficit. He is counting on the federal stimulus package to help compensate for that deficit. But what happens when that federal plug is not there? It is precisely this line of reasoning that that has created this deficit to begin with. The bottom line is this; residents in Pennsylvania have to trim their household budgets, and they will have no tolerance for an expansion of spending by their government.”
“There is a rule of common sense that needs to come into play here. We must cut spending, we must eliminate programs that do not work and we must eliminate waste in all areas of government. I will fight this proposed spending increase. This is merely the first step in the budget process and we have a long way to go.”
Rep. Mike Reese
59th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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