Congressman John L. Mica (FL-07) released the following statement concerning the House passage of H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act.
"The bill passed last night did nothing to address the primary issue facing our nation: our government's spending is out of control. Instead of finding a long-term solution that responsibly reduces spending, Washington once again focused on raising taxes at a time when we should be encouraging investment by individuals and businesses to make our economy grow. Unfortunately this measure will raise everyone's taxes and add nearly another $4 trillion in debt over the next decade."