Washington, DC.—The fiscal cliff was averted late Tuesday night after the House passed the deal sent from the Senate.
Congressman Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi 1st congressional district voted no on the deal along with all other congressmen from the magnolia state expect Bennie Thompson of the 2nd congressional district, the lone Democrat representative.
The bill was passed 257-167 to the displeasure of many GOP members.
“This bill dealt with the increase in revenues but it did not address the cut in spending at all.”
He also explained one of the dilemmas with the way things have worked in Washington lately that was present in this bill also.
“We’ll raise the revenue now and then we’ll talk about cutting spending tomorrow, but the problem is tomorrow never comes,” he added.
That revenue of course coming in the form of tax increases in the wealthy and actually most Americans will see taxes rise regardless because Congress did not address the payroll tax holiday for Social Security.
Americans will see a two-point increase in their Social Security tax this month.
Nunnelee closed with thoughts about not addressing the spending problem and only taking more money from Americans in the form of rising taxes.
“This is why our nation is in $16 trillion in debt,” he put it plainly.