Speaker Boehner's Counteroffer "Leaves Conservatives Wanting"
Proposal May Give up the Entire FY2013 Spending Reductions
Arlington, VA—Today, Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s leading grassroots organization in championing economic freedom, issued the following statement regarding Speaker John Boehner’s counteroffer to President Obama regarding the fiscal cliff:
“The President’s proposal and Speaker Boehner’s counteroffer fail to seriously deal with the reality of the problems facing the nation,” said AFP President Tim Phillips. “Conservatives are looking for a leader to fight against tax increases, to push back against wasteful government spending, and address the fiscal challenges in a bold way. Sadly this plan leaves Conservatives wanting.”
“Speaker Boehner’s counteroffer today offers disappointingly small spending reductions,” said AFP policy director James Valvo. “After immediately giving in to higher taxes following the election, the Speaker has now followed up by pulling the best parts of the House budget off the table. The only way to solve the nation’s fiscal woes is to reform the runaway entitlement programs and government spending. It is disturbing that this proposal may give up the entire FY2013 spending reductions agreed to in the BCA.”
AFP has strongly advocated for Congress to honor their promise to the American people to keep taxes low and on the sequestration cuts. AFP has been providing activists with tools to get informed on lame duck issues and take action via the website, www.NoFreeVotes.com.