It's nut-cutting time for Rep. Bill Foster

Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat that voters in the northwestern suburbs returned to the House of Representatives after a defeat, now has to come clean. Does he support President Barack Obama's proposed budget and its excessive new taxes?

Who is asking? The National Republican Congressional Committee. Here's its press release.

Bill Foster

Bill Foster

WASHINGTON – It’s April 15th, infamously known as Tax Day. And to make matters worse, under President Obama’s proposed budget, Americans will be paying a lot more next year. His new budget proposed $580 billion in new taxes.

President Obama and Washington Democrats don’t need more of your money to pay for more wasteful spending. However, Bill Foster has been silent on Obama’s unbalanced budget filled with new taxes. It’s time for Foster to speak out against his fellow Democrats taking more money from hardworking Illinois taxpayers.

“President Obama’s budget full of more taxes would be a disaster for Illinois families,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “As Americans file their taxes today, they deserve to know whether Bill Foster supports Obama’s plan for higher taxes to pay for his wasteful spending.”

 President Obama’s Budget Will Include $580 Billion In New Taxes. “The main deficit reduction elements of the plan incorporate an offer Obama made to Boehner in December when both sought to avoid automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and broad tax increases. Obama's plan includes $580 billion in new taxes that Republicans oppose.” (Jim Kuhnhenn, “Obama: Budget Not ‘Ideal’ But Has ‘Tough Reforms,’” The Associated Press, 4/6/13)

President Obama’s Budget Proposes More Spending. “Scheduled for release at 11:15 a.m., the White House request would increase spending in 2014 by nearly $160 billion beyond what the CBO projected in February — a product both of canceling the sequester and Obama’s new spending initiatives.” (George Cahlinik, “Budget Tracker Briefing: Obama Seeks More Revenue, New Spending,” CQ, 4/10/13)

I don't regularly reprint political press releases in their entirety, but it asks some pretty good questions. Foster was elected as a "moderate." Will he now show his independence? Republicans in that district wanted someone not so "extreme." So, how do you like Foster now?

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