Chuck Fleischmann to support The Budget Control Act of 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Chuck Fleischmann announced this afternoon that he will support The Budget Control Act of 2011. The Act provides for almost $1 trillion in spending cuts, no new taxes and consideration of a Balanced Budget Amendment by both houses of Congress.
“While this bill is not perfect, it cuts spending by almost $1 trillion, does not raise taxes by one penny and requires both houses of Congress to take up a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that will finally end our runaway spending. I have said from the very beginning that in order for the debt ceiling to be raised there must be significant budget reforms and work towards a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. This bill provides for both; and, therefore, I will be casting a vote today that gets our fiscal house in order while defending the full faith and credit of the United States,” Fleischmann said.
“In my meetings with House leadership, and Speaker Boehner himself, I made it clear that we must work to get spending under control and work to put a Balanced Budget Amendment in place. I am pleased that changes have been made to this bill to bring it in line with what the American people want, and what our country needs moving forward,” Fleischmann continued.
“Small business owners know they will go out of business if they spend more than they take in, and expect the government to operate by the same common-sense principle. Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We at NFIB thank Congressman Fleischmann for helping make the cuts necessary to start us on a path to get our fiscal house in order without raising taxes on America’s job-creators,” Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, said.