Budget Built on False Promises and Bad Economics

Rep. Mike Reese (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today issued the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 2279, the general appropriation budget for fiscal year 2010-11: 

“I am pleased that the Legislature did, in fact, have a budget bill completed by June 30; however, the passage of that budget by the House represents a colossal failure to take the principles of basic economics into consideration, with the primary one being you can only spend what you have.  There are so many areas in which this budget is totally wrong, among them, cutting funding for parks while increasing welfare payments, bringing back WAMS after we had eliminated them last year, and chiefly, building a budget plan based on $850 million of phantom federal funds that are not likely to materialize. This is a list that could go on and on. There is no way that I could support this increased spending in our current economic climate, it is unconscionable. 

“When a person builds a home, a solid foundation must be constructed. In this case, this budget is built on sand, which will turn into quicksand as the ballooning budget deficit increases going into the next two years.” 

Rep. Mike Reese
59th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(724) 423-6503
Contact:  Raymond Smith
(717) 705-1834
House Republican Public Relations
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