Roskam Releases 'Ask Peter' Video on President Obama's Budget

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)…

WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment he addresses a Facebook comment from Greg Moffett in Glen Ellyn about President Obama’s budget and why he thinks it’s bad for our economy, bad for current seniors, and bad for future generations’ prosperity.

Ask Peter videos will be available to the public at,,, and via press release. The videos will also be sent to the constituents via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, depending on how they contacted the Roskam office.


I’m Congressman Peter Roskam. Welcome back to Ask Peter.

This week, we’re focusing in on President Obama’s budget, and it is an incredible disappointment that the president has put forward a budget that is going to do three things primarily:

It is going to have an adverse impact on jobs and the economy because it raises taxes.

It has an adverse impact on senior citizens because it takes money out of Medicare that they desperately need.

And finally it has an adverse impact on our kids and grandkids because it doesn’t manage debt the way it should.

We have a comment from Greg Moffett on Facebook who weighed in on this and I just want to put a couple of finer points on where we’re going.

All we’ve got to do is look at what’s happening with Greece right now and recognize either we manage our debt or our debt will manage us.

And unfortunately President Obama has really broken a fundamental promise that he made to the American public. He said he was going to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term and we’ve seen nothing of that.

Instead the deficit is moving in the exact wrong direction. And the deficit now – the President will end up having trillion dollar deficits for all four years of his term.

We can do better than that, and unfortunately the White House has really punted.

They’ve come up with an election year document that is being laughed off the pages of most of the editorial pages around the country and I think it is time for us to be much more sober dealing with real numbers and ultimately recognizing that we cannot continue to spend money that we don’t have.

Thanks for taking the time to listen, I’m interested in hearing what you’ve got to say on Facebook, Twitter, emails, any other ways you want to communicate with me.

I’m Congressman Peter Roskam.

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