Wilson Votes to Cut, Cap, and Balance
Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011, H.R. 2560, by a vote of 234-190:
“The Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011 provides legitimate long-term reforms to Washington’s runaway spending. As an original co-sponsor of this Act, I firmly believe this legislation will force Washington to do what families and small businesses must do every day: balance the budget.
“This Act puts an end to the ‘spend now, pay later,’ mentality in Washington by: cutting current spending levels, enacting caps which restrict the amount of money the government can spend each year, and requiring a Balanced Budget Amendment in order to raise the debt limit. These measures are a step in the right direction in putting our country back on the path to prosperity.“I encourage the Senate to pass this legislation to bring it one step closer to becoming a reality.”