MILLER STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT
Jul 29, 2011 -
Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01) issued the following statement on the Budget Control Act, Balanced Budget Amendment:
“Earlier this month, I voted for and the House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act. I still believe this is the most sensible solution to our fiscal crisis and the best shot at changing Washington as we know it. However, President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate have shown they are not serious about cutting the debt and want to continue down a reckless path with their policies of tax, spend and borrow.
The Budget Control Act makes some serious spending reforms with cuts and caps totaling $917 billion over the next ten years. The bill cuts the FY2012 budget deficit by $22 billion and holds spending below FY2010 levels until FY2016, and paves the way for additional cuts. Under this legislation, taxes are not increased on America’s job creators and families, and both the House and Senate are forced to vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, which would solidify fiscal responsibility in the Constitution.
While the cuts in this bill are not as deep as those in the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, I voted for this bill because it is the first step in changing the tax, spend and borrow culture that has plagued Washington, D.C.”