KING HOLDS FIRM TO REDUCE DEFICIT
King: We Should Require Congress to be Fiscally Responsible Every Day
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Steve King (IA-05) today called on his colleagues to hold themselves accountable to taxpayers and agree to a plan to reduce the federal deficit by voting for the Conference Report on H.R. 4241, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005….
“Americans expect their representatives to be fiscally responsible, but it doesn’t always happen,” said King. “It shouldn’t be the first time in eight years we’re requiring Congress to look for and eliminate abuse, waste and fraud in government programs, we should require it every day. The Deficit Reduction Act is a big step toward making government accountable to the taxpayers and reducing the federal deficit.”
Today, not so much. House Republicans have finally unveiled their tax-cut-for-the-rich proposal, which they admit will balloon the federal deficit by more than $1.5 trillion. You don’t see any Republican deficit hawks now. Because their deficit hawkery was always a fraud. Republicans were all about reducing the deficit when Democrats were in power, but now that Republicans are running the government, lo! behold! Deficits turn out to be unimportant. When they are finally turned out of office, they will suddenly remember again that the deficit is the most critical problem facing the country and will tell you this is why we must cut social spending.