Rep Schweikert: ‘Fiscal Cliff’ deal not ‘balanced’ nor a ‘compromise’
Washington, D.C. – Tuesday evening, Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), voted against H.R. 8, the “Fiscal Cliff” bill. He released the following statement after the vote:
“Sadly, a new year brings more of the same.
“Only in Washington would a bill that spends more, taxes more, and creates more debt, without addressing our out-of-control spending be called a ‘balanced approach.’
“Further, this is not a compromise and it certainly does nothing to address our entitlement crisis or the $16 trillion in debt that continues to grow every day.
“Any fix to our economic woes will be nothing more than window dressing until we address our spending problem.
“However bleak this fiscal cliff ‘solution’ may look, I am only more determined to continue to do what Arizonans sent me to Washington to do—fight to reduce the size and cost of government.
“Our fight is just beginning.”
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