January 04, 2013
For the past two years, I have been pushing for a plan
to cut spending and put America back on the path to a balanced budget.
The fiscal cliff bill did not do that. This bill was solely to prevent
a massive tax increase for 99 percent of Americans. I wished there
had been spending cuts in this bill, along with a plan to pay down the
debt and extend lower tax rates for all Americans.
not voting for this bill would have meant a tax hike for ALL
Americans. Milk prices would have doubled. Even Congress would have gotten a
I voted to protect as many Americans as I could,
and there is certainty in the marketplace again. For me, this vote was
about stopping bad tax policy. Now that we have dealt with the
Democrats’ demands on taxes, we can focus on Republicans’ demands
to cut spending when the debt ceiling vote comes up
Washington’s out of control spending must stop.
To watch me
discuss the Fiscal Cliff deal, click below:
To watch my weekly YouTube address in which I discuss this issue
further, click below:
If you are planning a visit to D.C., I hope you will stop by my
office and say hello, or pick up a pack of Georgia peanuts. You can
also for more information on activities
to do while you are in town.
Should you need assistance
with a federal agency, you may contact my office toll free at
800-234-4208, or send an e-mail by clicking the icon at the top of this page
that says “e-mail me.” You can also send a letter to one of
my office addresses listed at the very bottom of this
Very Truly Yours,