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Rep. Rob Woodall Rejects Senate's Fiscal Cliff Deal

It's "all dessert and no vegetables."

U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 8, a bill to address the so-called “fiscal cliff.”  Rep. Woodall voted for the original proposal in August but voted against the bill as amended by the Senate on Monday, Jan. 1.

The Senate’s bill is all dessert and no vegetables.  It puts into permanent law the campaign promise on which President Obama ran: ‘You can have all the government that you desire and you won’t be asked to pay even a penny for it.’  That promise is destroying America, and I will fight it with every fiber of my being.

Spending is the problem in Washington, not tax revenue.  Yet the Senate's bill does nothing to curtail spending.  In fact, it both eliminates previously passed spending reductions in some areas and chooses to create new and additional spending in others.”

Knowing that my district will rarely get everything it wants from this President and this Senate, I have always promised my constituents that I would take the small steps that I could get today in order to create a better fiscal future tomorrow.  When I am presented with a choice between a small step forward and nothing at all, I will always take the small step forward, knowing that I can saddle-up again tomorrow and try to get the rest.  But this bill--which chooses to spend even more rather than save even a penny less--does not meet the 'step forward' test.   

The Senate’s eleventh-hour deal fails to take even a baby step toward addressing America’s real problem—out of control federal spending.  In fact, it makes the spending problem worse.  Instead of coming together to work on spending, the President has focused all of his energy on raising income taxes.   Washington must do what all American families pressed against hard financial times do—cut spending.   My commitment is to continue to work with courageous partners on both sides of the aisle to do what must be done.  Working together, we can ensure that America’s best days are still ahead.

Are you satisfied with the "Fiscal Cliff" deal? Let us know in the comments.

Mr. B January 02, 2013 at 06:01 PM
Thank you Mr. Woodall for understanding the problem. I encourage you to do everything possible to get the out of control federal spending under control. America cannot continue to live beyond our means.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew January 03, 2013 at 02:47 AM
We surely will …. As long as the debt ceiling is strictly viewed as ONLY addressing money we have ALREADY spent. (We just CAN’T say No!) The real fun will begin when we can no longer walk past the register just assuming it will always be increased…
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew January 03, 2013 at 02:59 AM
Alaska needs a new NFL approved retractable cover stadium so up the Sandy Disaster Relief bill OK? The Fed has real LOW rates running till at LEAST 2015. Buy Now... Pay NEVER. Besides now all the tightening of loopholes offered by the “spineless wonder” prior to the big GRAND savoir of all bills, they will now be placed on all of us with the HIGHER RATES already in place... There was even enough slop left to pay for a jet and staff to fly the bill to Hawaii for a signature, couldn’t the man just sign the flippin thing BEFORE he left? Why pay for one round trip airfare if you can pay for 3 or 4 in the process … It's stimulus you know says Joltin Joe

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