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Kline Rejects President Obama’s Straw Man Arguments About Education Funding

Rep. John Kline (R-MN), the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee’s senior Republican member, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s claims about Republican support for education: 

“Instead of having an honest discussion about bringing fiscal responsibility back to Washington, D.C., the president is setting up a straw man with his claims about education funding. 

“Republicans believe it is time to have a serious debate about setting priorities and living within our means. With our Pledge to America, we proposed bringing the federal budget back to where it stood before the bailouts, government takeovers, and failed stimulus. Like any family or small business does with its spending, the federal government should start with a budget it can afford and fund specific priorities within those limits. 

“The president and his party are resorting to baseless claims in order to distract the public’s attention from their fiscal recklessness and inability to even propose a budget this year. Republicans are focused on doing what’s right for our children – that begins by stopping Washington’s out-of-control spending spree.”

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