Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Strong word from Congressman Heinrich on Supper Committee’s failure

Statement Released by Congressman Martin Heinrich:

“Like many Americans, I'm angry and frustrated that the ‘super committee’ didn’t reach agreement on how to reduce the deficit. Sadly, they did not even come close. Democrats put hundreds of billions of dollars worth of spending cuts on the table, but republicans refused to compromise in order to protect the misguided Bush tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. They said ‘No’ because they value their pledge to lobbyist Grover Norquist over the commitment they have made to the American people."

“At a time of serious national debt, we cannot afford to extend tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires who aren't shouldering their fair share of our nation's challenges. We need to be clear on our priorities: cut waste and end tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires so we can reduce the debt, create jobs and protect Social Security and Medicare.”

Clearly not all of our members of congress are thrilled with the republican’s failure to bargain in good faith. The Republican Party will be the first to blame the democrats for no deal. The American people are sick of seeing the rich get richer while the poor and the middle class are paying the bills. We need to replace republican congressional representatives with people who are willing to bargain in good faith.