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Rep: Gosar: Fiscal Cliff Deal Unacceptable

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm   /   by

Representative Gosar’s Statement on Unacceptable U.S. Senate Amendment to Tax Relief Bill H.R. 8

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar (R – AZ) issued the following statement after voting against the Senate’s amendment to H.R. 8.

“Tonight I kept my promise to the people of Arizona to make the right choice even when it’s not the popular choice. The bill passed tonight raised taxes $41 for every $1 cut; this is not how we get our nation back on track. Those of us who voted for the Budget Control Act which allowed the debt ceiling to rise in exchange for meaningful cuts learned tonight, as President’s Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush once learned, that promises for future cuts rarely if ever come. I remain committed to solving our nation’s problems now, not a month from now, not a year from now but now. This “deal” does not do that and therefore I could not vote for it.”

Gosar went on to say, “As a healthcare provider I understand the significance of a patient acknowledging that they have a disease. It is only with this recognition that they can fully participate in their own treatment and overcome it. Our nation has developed an illness – out of control spending, borrowing and taxing. Simple economics and common sense give us the cure. However, before we can start treatment for our addiction we as a nation have to recognize that we are sick and be willing to stop. Tonight’s vote is a painful reminder that many still aren’t willing to see the constant decline in our nations fiscal health and wellbeing.”