Huizenga votes yes on increasing national debt ceiling

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga on Monday night voted in support of the debt and spending deal worked out over the weekend. Huizenga, who represents Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, which includes Ottawa County, said the consequences without finding a solution were too high. The Zeeland Republican said the House-passed legislation is a step toward reducing spending and restores "fiscal discipline to our country' without raising taxes.
Mark Brooky
Aug 2, 2011


“While I believe the new Budget Control Act does not go nearly far enough in reducing spending, I am supporting it because this plan reflects my firm commitment to overall government spending caps and a balanced budget amendment — the main two principals you all in the 2nd District elected me to achieve,” Huizenga said on his website. “I believe the most important outcome of this debt ceiling debate is to signal that our government is changing the trajectory of our spending in the long term. This plan does that.”




So adding $7 trillion to the debt over the next ten years is Huizenga's definition of restoring fiscal discipline? I think I'll vote for anybody who runs against him in the primary.


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