In an exclusive New Years' Day interview with 13WMAZ, Central Georgia congressman Paul Broun blasted the bipartisan bill to avert the fiscal cliff passed by the Senate.
In an 89-8 vote early Tuesday morning, the Senate voted to enact tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and families making less than $450,000.
Broun says the senators who voted for the bill "sold out" American taxpayers. He told 13WMAZ he would vote against the bill if brought before the House for a vote. He wants to see spending cuts part of any deal passed by Congress to right the nation's fiscal ship.
Late Tuesday night the House approved the measure to avoid the fiscal cliff. True to his word, Broun voted against he deal, saying "We have gone over the fiscal cliff because of Washington's inability to control spending, and now in the eleventh hour, Congress's only answer is to throw more money at our already outrageous problem. In just ten short years, this deal will add nearly $4 trillion dollars to the debt, and it only includes $1 in spending cuts for every $41 in tax hikes. I cannot support a bill that makes such a mockery out of the very serious spending addiction that has crippled our country's livelihood and taken a toll on the American people."
The House passed the bill by a vote of 257 to 167.