WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of the House-passed FY2016 budget resolution, H. Con. Res. 27, which balances in less than 10 years, includes meaningful spending cuts, and promotes greater economic opportunity for hardworking Americans and future generations.
“I believe a balanced budget is the first step towards restoring fiscal responsibility in Washington and putting our country on the right track. That’s why one of my first acts in Congress was to cosponsor a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution, and that’s why I supported the House Republican budget resolution today. This budget plan takes action to rein in government spending and address our nation’s unacceptable debt crisis. Unlike the President’s budget, which never balances despite $2 trillion in tax increases, this plan will balance the budget in less than 10 years without a single tax increase.
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) today voted in support of A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, the House Republican budget for the coming year. The proposal would balance the budget in less than 10 years without raising taxes in contrast to the budget proposal put forward by the Obama Administration which never balances despite $2.1 trillion in new taxes.
“Our national debt is the single biggest threat to our national security and, unchecked, threatens to leave future generations to a life indebted to China,” Carter said. “It is time for Washington to balance its budget just like working families, small businesses, and states, counties, and municipalities do every day. Our budget focuses on accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness across the federal government and on empowering states to implement their own solutions free of Washington’s overregulation.”
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address tonight.
“While I watched my first State of the Union Address on the House floor tonight as a United States Representative I was disappointed, but not surprised, to hear the same false promises and reckless policies from the President in his sixth address. I hoped for a call to unity and a desire to work with the new Congress for a better America. Instead, I heard a vision for our nation that promotes class warfare and burdens Americans with increased regulation and more bureaucracy. Of even greater concern is my fear that the President will act on his agenda with or without Congress while blatantly ignoring the United States Constitution. I will do everything in my power to ensure he cannot act alone.
“If we want to truly put an end to our nation’s out of control fiscal situation we must enact true spending and tax reforms and advance solutions that increase opportunities for all Americans — not implement irresponsible policies that allow the government to choose winners and losers like we heard tonight. It’s time to empower the middle class by creating a fairer, simpler tax code. It’s time to increase our energy security and approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. It’s time for Washington to get out of education and provide the states the ability to promote an equal opportunity to a great education for all. It’s time to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a system that provides more choices, lower costs and better services. Most importantly, it’s time to cut up the credit cards and make sure the President realizes we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem. The President’s agenda tonight focused on failed policies of the past and I strongly encourage him to join Congress in our fight to empower America for the future.”
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Georgia Tea Party Supports Fractional SPLOST Bill in Georgia General Assembly requires more fiscal responsibility
Marietta, Georgia – Feb. 3, 2014 – The Georgia Tea Party™ (GTPI), a non-partisan advocacy group headquartered in Marietta, has endorsed Senate Bill 99 and House Bill 153, which are being considered in this session of the Georgia General Assembly. Both bills would allow for enactment of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) of less than one percent. SB 99 passed the Senate last year, and HB 153 is being considered in the House.
State Sen. Judson Hill (R-East Cobb) introduced SB 99, and state Rep. John Carson (R-East Cobb) is the sponsor of HB 153. Under current law, all SPLOSTs must be one percent. A lower rate would give counties the flexibility to conserve precious tax dollars by funding only projects that are truly needed, such as replacing bridges, repairing roads or building new ones. Continue reading “Georgia Tea Party Supports Fractional SPLOST” »