Skip to comments.Congressman-elect Massie says he wants to see federal spending cuts take effect
Posted on 11/10/2012 7:29:43 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
Republican Thomas Massie will be sworn in as the next congressman from Northern Kentucky on Nov. 13 and will walk into the middle of the debate over extending tax cuts and whether to allow deep spending cuts to take effect.
Massie, in an interview with Pure Politics on Thursday, said he believes its time to see cuts at the levels that will take effect in January unless Congress changes course. The spending reductions were part of a compromise proposal Congress approved in 2011 when it last raised the debt limit.
I think we need to go through with those cuts, I dont like how they are distributed but they are agreed to in a bipartisan fashion and we need these cuts if we are going to bring it in to the unsustainable spending weve got, Massie said (at 3:30).
Massie said he wasnt aware of Republican House Speaker John Boehners comments Wednesday that he would be open to tax code changes, including potentially changes that would raise revenue.
Massie said he strongly backs Kentucky Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Pauls proposal to cut off foreign aid to certain countries.
Its one very specific way to cut spending and 90% of the public agrees with it. Its common sense, its plain common sense, quit giving money to our enemies, he said (at 8:10).
And he signaled that he was prepared to be an independent voice, along the lines of Paul, who isnt afraid to cross his partys leadership when he disagrees.
Clearly we have to work with leadership, but just because we are Republicans doesnt mean we are right all the time and we have to keep that in mind (at 9:30).
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anything say that Obama can’t just take cuts and put the money right back into his social things and screw the military ,after all the WH came up with this cut fraud
Of course, anyone who expects any real spending cuts (except military) is not paying attention
Allow Bush tax cuts to expire for everyone.
Allow the automatic cuts to happen.
Commandante Zero has not only spent us to the edge of the cliff but has dug a $16 trillion hole behind us. I have come to believe that the best thing to do is to call Zero’s hand and go over the cliff.
Yes, the law - I know - that does not mean a lot these days. But, according to the law, appropriations are pretty strictly parceled out by the various appropriations sub-committees and the agencies don't have a lot of discretion - or the president either.