"I recognize that this last minute push to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff has been frustrating for the American people. I share in that frustration. The House passed bills to avoid the fiscal cliff last year. We are only in this position now because Senate Democrats and President Obama failed to take any action for months. So tonight, the House is voting on a rushed bill that does not address the underlying cause of our nation's fiscal problem: overspending.
"All along, I have been fighting for American taxpayers. They deserve low taxes and a government that lives within its means. I oppose the bill the Senate sent to the House because although it gives lower taxes to many Americans, it fails to do anything to address the spending crisis. Until we bring spending under control and reform entitlements, we will never have a truly prosperous economy with strong job creation. Another major problem is that most of the new tax revenue demanded by President Obama is spent on government programs rather than reducing the deficit.
"I will continue to work toward common sense solutions to bring Washington's spending under control. Washington does not have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem." --Doug Lamborn (CO-05)