Tipton votes no on fiscal bill
You’ve heard what the fiscal deal entails, but it's that plan that has Congressman Scott Tipton upset today.
When it came down to the vote, his was no.
The congressman says the Senate package does nothing to address the spending crisis in this country.
Tipton says he voted no last night because we've failed, again, to find an actual solution to our nation's financial problems.
He tells us Washington didn't tax its way to a 16 trillion dollar debt, it spent its way there.
Tipton says if it was up to him, he would've passed a proposed bill back in august, avoiding this frustrating situation and protecting Americans from any tax increases.
He argues Washington is trying to increase the size of government on the backs of hard working American people.
“For the fiscal future we must begin to pay down this debt,” Congressman Tipton said. “The vote last night says nothing to address the coming debt crisis in this nation. We can't afford to kick the can down the road any longer.”
Tipton is among three other Colorado representatives that voted against the bill.
Overall, our state leaders were split on the compromise.
Democratic Senator Michael Bennet was among just eight senators - and three democrats - who voted against the deal.
He said he supported many of the items in the proposal but said he couldn't vote for a deal that didn't include a comprehensive plan to reduce the nation's debt.
Senator Mark Udall voted for it.
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