November 20, 2011
NEWS RELEASE: HOLTZ-EAKIN: BUDGET FAILURE “RESTS SQUARELY ON THE DOORSTEP OF THE WHITE HOUSE”
WASHINGTON- American Action Forum President Douglas Holtz-Eakin issued the following statement in response to reports that negotiations between super committee had failed:
“The level of irresponsibility in Washington today is truly stunning and the bulk of the blame rests squarely on the doorstep of the White House,” said Holtz-Eakin. “The President appointed a commission to study and recommend ways to balance the budget more than a year ago and then proceeded to ignore their report. The super committee was hopelessly deadlocked last week and the President took a weeklong trip to Asia. Now that super committee talks have broken off completely, the President is heading off to New Hampshire to campaign. Even with our country racing closer to a budget disaster, President Obama is doing nothing to change course.”
The American Action Forum is a forward-looking policy institute dedicated to keeping America strong, free and prosperous. It seeks to promote common-sense, innovative, and solutions-based policies that will reform government, challenge out-dated assumptions, and create a smaller, smarter government that will serve its citizens better.