Bydlak: “We are in the midst of a Can-Kicking Congress”
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Mike Kane|
|January 2, 2013||(703) 962-0720|
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Coalition to Reduce Spending President, Jonathan Bydlak, issued the following statement today regarding passage of H.R.8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012:
“The fiscal cliff wasn’t averted last night. The real fiscal cliff — our $16.4 trillion national debt — is looming larger, and this bill only adds to our problem.
“With all the attention focused on the implications for taxes on the wealthy, this discussion completely ignores the more than $330 billion in new spending enacted by the bill.
“We are in the midst of a Can-Kicking Congress, and it’s clear that elected officials in both parties remain uncommitted to tackling the true cause of our economic woes: out-of-control spending and borrowing.
“The longer Congress continues to act fiscally irresponsible, the longer the American people will have to wait for the return of a healthy and prosperous economy.”