Washington, D.C. – After voting no on the Senate’s proposal for resolving the ‘fiscal cliff’, U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre released the following statement:
“It is absolutely critical that a sensible resolution of the ‘fiscal cliff’ be reached with bi-partisan support, but the Senate’s proposal is not the way to resolve this important issue for the following reasons:
1) It will add almost $4 trillion to the nation’s debt;
2) It delays spending cuts; and
3) It does not provide for comprehensive tax reform that can help our small businesses create jobs.
“The financial markets, small business and the American people are looking for stability and accountability, not a temporary fix. A comprehensive solution is needed that includes getting our national debt under control and reining in government spending.”