Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is voting against the $3.6 trillion budget being placed before the Senate. He wrote an op-ed for the Austin Statesman and, simply put, says the budget taxes too much, spends too much and borrows too much.
"This budget will reduce opportunities for people looking for jobs. Nearly three-quarters of all new private sector jobs are created by small businesses. In Texas, we understand that small businesses are the employment engines of our economy, and so we have put in place policies that encourage entrepreneurs to invest in our state and create more opportunities. As ABC News reported last week, only three of the top 39 job markets in the nation gained jobs last year. All three are in Texas."
His amendment offered and rejected by Senate vote would have required 60 votes in the Senate to increase taxes in future budgets. It didn't pass in a Democratically controlled Senate. Obama's budget raises net taxes by $1.4 trillion over the next decade.
Senator Cornyn also pointed out that Obama wants to limit deductions for charitable donations. This may cost charities $4-$9 billion nationwide. Recent studies have shown it is conservative leaning voters who donate most to charity. A basic political philosophy between the two parties is that conservatives strive to encourage people helping others. Churches across the country do heavy lifting for the poor and needy. Liberals look to "the government" for solutions.