With legislators in Washington, D.C. still negotiating to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” local Congressman Paul Broun calls on Washington to cut spending, rather than raise taxes.
The Athens Republican said that if Washington does not stop spending, then the country will have a real fiscal cliff.
“We’re discussing taxes on those making above $250,000 a year,” said Broun. “If we don’t stop spending, then the next time it will be 50 percent of workers. Then 100 percent of workers will see their taxes go up. Jobs will be lost, government will no longer be able to sell its securities, and we’ll have a tremendous downturn of our economy.”
Broun has stated previously that he is opposed to raising taxes as part of a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff, saying that America reached this point not because it taxes too little, but because it spends too much.
Broun will represent Stephens County in Washington, D.C. through the conclusion of this Congress next week. Once the new Congress begins, Stephens County will be represented by the new 9th District Congressman, Doug Collins.