I was disappointed to learn that earlier today Democrats in the Senate turned their backs on the American people by rejecting the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011. In a recent CNN poll, 66 percent of the American public support the Cut, Cap and Balance agenda which would “raise the debt ceiling only if a balanced budget amendment were passed by both houses of Congress and substantial spending cuts and caps on future spending were approved.”
As I have publicly said before, I will only vote for legislation that contains real spending cuts and does not raise taxes. My colleagues in the House and I will continue to pressure leadership and the President against any type of tax increase. It is time for President Obama and Democrats in Washington to realize the federal government does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem.