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1/2/2013 9:53:00 PM
Congressman Duncan Issues Statement on "no" Vote on Fiscal Cliff "compromise"

The House sent the measure to Obama for signature after passing it with a 257 to 167 vote.  This vote came less than 24 hours after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the legislation.

South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan issued the following statement regarding this fiscal cliff “compromise”:  “I voted ‘no’ on the Senate ‘compromise’ on the fiscal cliff last night. Instead of making our country more secure, this compromise places our country on even shakier fiscal ground by completely ignoring why we're $16 trillion in debt. Not only does this bill fail to address spending, but it potentially undoes the spending cuts adopted as part of the debt ceiling compromise from 2011.”

“I am glad that President Obama and the Democrats have finally come to the realization that the Republican principle of lower taxes is the right thing for Americans. However, it’s unfortunate that they still embrace the politics which are dividing Americans further - those of class envy and redistribution.”

“Our government spends too much. That is the bottom line.”
“Without drastic spending reductions and efforts to address our growing debt burden, there is a real likelihood that we could experience European-style defaults and inflation in the future. I cannot, and will not, in good conscious, support these redistribution, Occupy Wall Street style proposals that have been put forth by the Administration and the Senate. We must include spending reductions and real reform efforts if we are going to begin securing a brighter future for our children.”

 “I'm thankful a majority of Americans will be able to keep a lower tax rate, but incredibly disappointed that Washington continues to be weak-kneed when it comes to enforcing common sense fiscal responsibility. I voted 'no' on this bill because I will not be fooled into believing that Washington intends to use tax increases to pay down the debt. It is a betrayal of our oaths of office to continue to ignore runaway spending.”

So do you agree or disagree?  Let us know your thoughts on this by adding your comments below.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013
Article comment by: Miss Rhonda

Hey Bill, If you don't like it here move and please try to take all your friends who say you have common sense with you. Thanks from Miss Wart.

Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013
Article comment by: Bruce Riggins

Mr. Bill Anderson,
Based on your comments, you seem to think we are all racists and bigots. I have long-time friends who are Vietnamese, Korean, Spanish, African American, Cuban, and had a close friend who was Russian who is now deceased. Donít call me racist and donít assume that all people from the south are. I believe that makes you prejudice.
You say you're supposed to be an economics expert, so you should know that all business is based on profit. Companies do not care about our well-being they only want to see numbers. The only way to boost our economy is to bring jobs back to the US. Raising taxes is not going to do that because itís already been proven that corporations are fleeing to pay less tax in other countries. You should already see the results by the aftereffect of the Social Security tax hike this week. Gas prices jumped within hours of the change and retailers are passing it on to usÖ the middle income.
You can be a Bush basher all you want to and I agree that he is to blame for some of this mess. I still say Clinton started it with NAFTA and itís gotten continuously worse since then. Now, move on to ObamaÖ the single worst thing he could have possibly done is to force Obama-care on us when all the polls showed that America was against it. The ridiculous stimulus packages threw us much farther in debt and I donít know if we will ever recover. As an economist, you should know you canít continue to spend money you donít have. The government has to stop blaming past administrations and use some of that common sense in bringing industry back to the U.S.

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013
Article comment by: Bill Anderson

Mr. Bolan,
People who know me regard me as a man of great common sense. This statement you just made is among the most ignorant I have ever read:
And a degree mean's NOTHING if you have no common sense to go with it.
Economics is a science of the production, consumption and transfer of wealth. It is a very unique study that must be learned. Common sense has nothing to do with economics and if you were an educated person you would completely understand that. There is no "street education" for economics, just like there is no "street education" for medicine.

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013
Article comment by: Bill Anderson

I won an academic scholarship to the University of Michigan from Ford Motor Company. I am a life long resident of South Carolina. Don't blindly assume things. I am no fan of Bill Clinton and you people are right, he is responsible for these horrid trade agreements however, Bush did nothing but make them worse and to add to our woes he started 2 unnecessary wars and ruined our housing industry, leaving us with absolutely nothing to sustain our economy. What Clinton did hurt us, badly, and what Bush did killed us. If you are not intelliegnt enough or educated enough to understand this you should not involve yourself in any debate over our current economic disaster. To blame Obama (or whoever became president after Bush) is simply ignorant and uninformed. To think that any president after Bush can fix this disaster in 4 short years is beyond stupidity. If every state in our country had the hate filled, racist, and ignorant mind set that the citizens of South Carolina have our country would be doomed. Because of politicians like Joe Wilson, Jim Dement, Nikki Haley, and this idiot Duncan, we are now looked upon as the wart on the butt of America by the rest of Americans. We should be VERY proud.

Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013
Article comment by: Miss Rhonda

Well said Mr. Riggins.

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