Christopher Shays, Republican candidate for United States Senate, responded yesterday to Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal.
"I applaud Congressman Paul Ryan for his efforts at crafting a budget," Shays said in a press release. "The House Majority Republicans are living up to their legal obligations to propose and pass a budget. The Senate Majority Democrats are not living up to their obligations. The Senate has not passed a budget in 1,056 days. This is unacceptable and inexcusable."
"Regretfully, the budget passed last year by House Republicans doesn't balance the budget until 2030 — 18 years from now," Shays said. "And their new budget puts it off even further, to 2040 — 28 years from now.
"I cannot even contemplate supporting a budget that takes so long to get our country’s financial house in order," Shays said. "When I am elected to the United States Senate I will propose and vote for a budget that is balanced within six years."