Wilson Supports Constitutional Amendment to Help Limit Tax Burdens

Jun 12, 2002
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, today voted in support of H.J. Res. 96, a Constitutional amendment on tax limitation, which would require a supermajority of two-thirds in Congress to pass a tax hike. The bill failed to pass on a vote of 227-178. “Many legislators are quick to raise taxes instead of making the tough spending choices,” said Rep. Wilson. “The taxpayers didn’t send us here to play games with their hard-earned money. Americans know the tax burden is too high, and today’s vote was an attempt to bring some sanity and accountability to the process.” “The amendment would have made Congress more fiscally responsible, and brought stability to our increasingly complicated tax system. I’m proud that Republicans once again proved their commitment to bringing tax relief to the nation,” said Rep. Wilson. ###