The Senate-passed bill would raise taxes on everyone making over $400,000 and couples making over $450,000. It would raise taxes by more than $600 billion over ten years compared to 2012 levels. America has a spending problem, and we are living on borrowed money. We need long-term responsible spending cuts, not tax increases. In a few years, we will be spending more on just the interest on the national debt than we will spend on our ENTIRE national defense budget.
I oppose raising taxes on anyone. In August, I was proud to vote for the The Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act which would extend all current tax rates and protect everyone in America from ANY tax increase. With my support, this bipartisan bill passed the House by a vote of 256-171. Our common sense economic recovery and tax relief bill has been sitting in the Senate since August, and they have done nothing until this last minute outrage last night.
The House will vote later tonight on the Senate tax bill, and earlier today, the House approved H.R. 6726, a bill I co-authored, which freezes my salary and overturns the presidents Executive Order raising congressional pay. We need a pay freeze and a hiring freeze for the entire federal government, with the exception of our military. This would save a vast amount of money all by itself.
I also introduced a bill today that would reduce federal spending by at least $10 billion dollars. My bill directs the Office of Management and Budget to come up with at least $10 billion in savings using the Government Accountability Offices 2011 report and 2012 report that have already identified duplicative and inefficient federal programs.
I will continue to work hard to fight President Obama's determined effort to bankrupt our nation, and I will do my best to promote common sense, fiscally conservative alternatives that will dramatically cut spending, cut taxes and shrink the size, power and cost of the federal government. I will always keep my word to represent you as a principled free market fiscal conservative who is committed to the restoration of individual liberty through the restoration of the 10th Amendment.
John Culberson Member of Congress
I’m deeply disappointed that his Leadership makes his vote moot.
Thank you John.
learn something idiot fool Senators and Congressmen, socialism never works. this is socialism and you are voting for socialism ,in the middle of the night during a holiday, on a bill you know nothing about all to avoid a fake news media created “fiscal cliff” bs. you are complete wastes of space, idiots
The name alone tells me that Americans are about to get it stuck to them by the Washington mob. This can only get ugly.
Just review his voting record. Very impressive!
Texas should just succeed
My congress critter is McCaul now (howdy neighbor!), who has been a less than stellar conservative.
“America has a spending problem, and we are living on borrowed money. We need long-term responsible spending cuts, not tax increases.”
Apparently the lesson the Republican leadership learned from the 2012 election fiasco was that not only could Obama buy re-election, but going forward the only way Repubs could get back in the game is by giving away more freebies than President Foodstamps.
We are watching the weaving of a European-style “safety net”, which is simply cradle-to-grave dependence, and our economy is reacting as Europe’s has done: the high unemployment, low birthrate, and inflation are here to stay. On Election Day America said “no” to the austerity measures that our European counterparts are trying to implement; rather than have productive people flee from one state to another to avoid state taxes, they will now be drowned in federal taxes.
If they (Rs) weren’t so delusional by making believe the taxes were not going up automatically they could have made a stand on cutting spending instead, but they (too many) decided to put all their chips on this certainly losing hand opposing an partial extension by calling a partial tax cut extension ‘raising taxes’.
All the GWB tax rates all went up at midnight last night so now they can vote for this bill which is much worse than plan B, the bill that they opposed a couple weeks ago, and now say for sure that they cut taxes.
Add this ‘No’ vote to all of this R Houses symbolic votes.
I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings but your congresscritter voted ‘yea’.
Don’t feel too bad. My congresscritter did, too. He was supposedly against raising taxes and supposedly a strong supporter of cutting spending.
There are an awful lot of names on the list of ‘yeas’ that surprise the heck out of me. I read part of the Senate’s bill last night and there must have been something I missed that they saw that convinced them this was ok.
Or else they’re ALL hell-bent on destroying the country.
It’s truly tyranny to set up a bill that can’t be read by anyone to stave off legislative disaster that would occur if there are not enough votes to pass it. This bill could contain language that completely takes away all of our freedoms and we wouldn’t know until it was too late.
It’s truly tyranny to set up a bill that can’t be read by anyone to stave off legislative disaster that would occur if there are not enough votes to pass it. This bill could contain language that completely takes away all of our freedoms and we wouldn’t know until it was too late. In fact, it probably does...
What’s most disturbing is that the representatives weren’t allowed to see the bill. There should be no legislation without representation. Representatives who can’t read the bills are stripped of their ability to represent their constituents.