Lance calls on Obama to work with Congress toward deficit reduction

N.J. Congressman Leonard Lance, in the wake of President Obama’s speech on the nation’s economy, called on the president Wednesday to work with Congress on a long-term deficit-reduction plan without raising taxes.

“Washington does not have a revenue problem; it has a spending problem,” Lance, (R-7), said in a release.

“I do not support his call to raise taxes.  I believe Americans — and more specifically, New Jerseyeans — are already taxed too much.”

In the release, Lance said that he opposes higher taxes on New Jersey’s working families and businesses.  He said he supports rolling back spending to 2008 levels or lower.

Lance said that he is an original sponsor of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and will oppose raising the debt limit without first passing a real balanced budget plan.

Lance calls on Obama to work with Congress toward deficit reduction