Rep. Hultgren Explains ‘No’ Vote On Fiscal Cliff Compromise

-By Warner Todd Huston

14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren was a “No” vote on the fiscal cliff package, which passed the House by a vote of 257-167.

The Congressman explained his reasons in a late night email to supporters.

“The lack of spending cuts in this package is indefensible, which is why I voted against it. Washington, D.C. has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. This package fails to address that. In fact, it makes the 16 trillion dollar debt and trillion dollar deficit even worse.

“H.R. 8 addresses several significant issues, including tax rates for families. It repeals the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. It includes an extension of parity for employer-provided transit benefits, which is something I’ve fought for repeatedly. Most importantly, it makes current tax rates permanent for individuals earning less than $400,000 and families earning less than $450,000. That must happen, but not in the absence of any effort to rein in spending.

“I’ve already voted against raising taxes on all Americans, and I cannot support an irresponsible bill which doesn’t begin to address the problem that got us into this mess in the first place.”

About Warner Todd Huston

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One Response to Rep. Hultgren Explains ‘No’ Vote On Fiscal Cliff Compromise

  1. Bob Andrekus says:

    Thanks for sticking to your principles and voting against the “so called” fiscal cliff bill. Nothing damages this county’s future more than the reckless spending of Dear Leader.also, as the father of a US Marine, Dear Leader’s willingness to sacrifice US personnel as in Benghazi’ scares me for my son’s safety. I feel impeachment should be in the discussion.