Rep. Collins you and your party refuse to accept the fact that we can no cut our way out of our debt. We are not over spending. The problem is that, for past eight years, 10 million unemployed Americans have not been paying the taxes they used to pay. I would also suggest that you stop feeling sorry for the " hard working Americans" that you want us to think is most of us. The president is asking that people who make more than a million dollars a year pay more taxes. Apparently, these are the people you feel sorry for. And please spare us the " smarter more bipartisan ways." In my dictionary "bipartisan" means compromise. Since you and your party refuse to allow taxing the rich, where is the compromise? Most of the people in Western New York are not rich. How about giving us a break.
Statement from Rep. Chris Collins on looming spending cuts
Submitted by Howard Owens on February 25, 2013 - 7:03pm
The President insisted that these devastating, across-the-board spending cuts become law as part of the debt negotiations back in 2011. Now four days away from these cuts taking effect, he is telling the American people the only way to avoid the pain is to raise taxes – again.
I am very disappointed the President is not working with us to find a solution. The House first passed legislation 290 days ago to replace the President’s sequester with smarter, more responsible spending cuts. The Senate and the President never addressed those bills.
The President is now threatening an apocalypse if he doesn’t get a second tax hike in eight weeks. There are smarter, more bipartisan ways to replace President Obama’s sequester than higher taxes on hardworking Americans.
1. The unemployment issue began in the late summer of 2008, NOT 10 years ago
2. Government spending is not only the problem, it is a disease, everyone is crying now about sequestration, the fact is that even if sequestration takes place, we will still be spending more money next year than we did this year. YES THAT IS CORRECT, due to base line budgeting, we never actually cut spending when we cut, we simply cut the rate of growth. That is a fact.
3. It is not 10 million unemployed it is more like 15 million and if y0u count underemployed 23 Million. Most of whom lost their jobs between 2009 and 2011, guess what, I believe that through most of that period the Democrats controlled senate and white house, We have not had a budget passed since the Democrats have taken control of the senate, although the republican house has passed 15 separate budget bills, the Senate has taken none of them to vote, just short term omnibus bills (Which worsens the problem.
4. I have never met a Millionaire that doesn't work 16 hour days, 6 days a week and I have multiple clients that are Millionaires The BS that they just sit and collect money is bogus
And finally, before someone thinks that I hold the GOP blameless, it has been BOTH PARTIES, that have used Federal spending to buy re-election for the bulk of the 20th and all of the 21st century thus far.
Simply put, saying that we do not have a federal spending problem is pretty much political spin and nothing short of ignorant.
Drastically reduce the size of the Federal Government and most of the associated programs and shift the responsibility back to the States and further to the counties,, and most of our fiscal woes will fade. Both parties have failed us equally, and the continued addiction to base line spending and top down government will eventually destroy our personal freedoms as wwe know them..