Congressman Adrian Smith voted against the compromise measure worked out to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff
Congressman Adrian Smith voted against the compromise measure worked out to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.
Smith says he couldn't vote for a bill that didn't include spending cuts to help reduce the federal deficit. The deal pushes off the deep, automatic budget cuts...the sequestration as it's called...for another two months. Smith didn't favor delay, but didn't want to cancel the cuts either. . .
Congressman Adrian Smith; "related to spending"
Smith says President Obama needs to lead in helping to bring spending under control.
Congressman Adrian Smith says he voted against the compromise reached to avoid the fiscal cliff, because it didn't contain spending cuts.
The deal pushes off deep, automatic budget cuts that were slated to take effect New Year's Day for two months.
Smith says President Obama needs to lead to get federal spending under control. . .
Smith; "painful it will be"
Smith says Congress next will address spending when it considers a request to raise the debt ceiling and during appropriations debate.
Congressman Adrian Smith says he couldn't vote for the compromise package aimed at keeping the country from toppling over the so-called fiscal cliff.
Smith says the compromise failed to address over-spending. Smith says he doesn't expect one bill to resolve the nation's spending problems, but thought the deal should have taken a step in that direction.
Smith; "bring it down"
The bill delays discussion about the deep, automatic budget cuts scheduled to take place New Year's Day for two months.
Smith says the delay won't making the discussion about budget cuts any easier.
(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)