Sen. Paul Statement on Fiscal Cliff Vote


By:  Rand Paul
Date: Jan. 1, 2013
Location: Unknown

"Americans began ringing in the new year moments ago, many with the uncertainty of their financial stability as a result of the fiscal cliff negotiations we have heard so much about over the past weeks," Sen. Paul said.

"While I appreciate my colleagues' efforts to protect taxpayers -- I don't think the deal we reached tonight went far enough in achieving that. The combination of raising taxes and increasing spending is not in Americans' best interest, and I could not, in good faith, support this piece of legislation.

"I will continue my fight for the American taxpayers and small businesses in the 113th Congress."