Representative Ross on His Fiscal Cliff Vote

Dennis RossRepresentative Dennis Ross (FL-15) is my Congressman. He voted “No” on the fiscal cliff Senate amendment to H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act, and, in an article in the Tampa Tribune, he tells us why.

I voted against the fiscal cliff Senate amendment to H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act, because it was not a viable long-term solution for America in order to regain control of our finances. The Senate amendment only addressed the expiring tax rates and did nothing to address Congress’s out-of-control spending.

I am proposing a better alternative that addresses both tax reform and spending reform: enacting the Bowles-Simpson Plan of Lowering America’s Debt Act (BOLD Act), which puts forth substantive tax reform and reduces government spending, as well as enacting the Zero Based Budgeting Ensures Responsible Oversight Act (ZERO Act), which requires that all expenses are justified each year, not just once in its lifetime.

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