FRC Applauds House Conservatives for Blocking Tax-Raising 'Plan B'

Dec 21, 2012, 12:20 ET from Family Research Council

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) praised conservatives in Congress for stopping "Plan B," the GOP fiscal cliff proposal, which would hurt families and small businesses by raising taxes.


Of the move to pull "Plan B" from consideration, FRC President Tony Perkins said:

"The American people made their voices heard on Capitol Hill, and it made all the difference. The primary problem with the federal budget is astronomical spending not tax rates. The federal government accelerated spending in 2009 by borrowing one trillion dollars. We were told this one-time infusion of money into the economy would turn the country around. But that wasn't the case, and the Obama administration and Congress have continued to spend over a trillion borrowed dollars every year since.  This debt spending has not grown the economy.  In fact, the revenue coming in to the federal government has remained virtually unchanged since 2009.

"Our nation needs economic growth, not super-sized government funded with more debt and higher taxes that actually inhibit economic growth.  Now is not the time to raise taxes on American families or small businesses that create two-thirds of the jobs in this country.  We must cut the size of this borrow-and-spend government. 

"Now is the time for all good Americans to come to the aid of their country by telling the politicians in Washington to stop the madness. It's time to stop borrowing against our children's future.

"I commend the leadership exhibited by U.S. Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS).

"The House back in August passed a bipartisan solution to the impending cliff. The question now is what will President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) do to stop the fiscal crisis all families are facing."

SOURCE Family Research Council