Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) released a new memo to constituents on the subject of the "fiscal cliff." The memo breaks down the various spending cuts, tax increases, and other items that are typically considered part of the cliff. Negotiations to avert the cliff continue, and the congressman wants to ensure that constituents understand what is at stake.
Congressman Pitts' statement follows:
"There is a lot of debate about the fiscal cliff, and I want to make sure that residents of the 16th District have a good understanding about what we are talking about here. At its heart, this is a debate about how we deal with our nation's ballooning debt. This is the most pressing issue for our federal government as it directly affects our economy and our ability to defend our nation. I hope that this memo makes the issues at stake clear."