From the office of Rep. Andy Harris:
Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Andy Harris stopped a $12 trillion tax hike from being levied on American families and businesses by rejecting the liberal budget alternative proposed on the floor of the House of Representatives. Instead, Rep. Harris supported the House Majority budget, which will save Medicare and build an environment for long-term job creation. The House Majority plan will cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next decade and begin to solve our fiscal crisis.
“Building an environment for job creation is my top priority,” said Rep. Andy Harris. “That’s why I voted to stop $12 trillion in job-destroying tax hikes on American families and businesses and supported the House Majority budget, which would save Medicare and begin to get our fiscal house in order. President Obama’s plan, which would try to tax our way out of the problem, and the various proposals introduced by liberals in Congress, would destroy jobs and ration health care for the most vulnerable among us – our seniors.”
Chairman Ryan’s plan keeps our promise to America’s seniors and those near retirement by protecting their health care plan. Currently, Medicare spending is growing twice as fast as the American economy. If left unchanged, as in President Obama’s plan, Medicare will go bankrupt in nine years. The $12 trillion in tax hikes were part of the budget presented by the Progressive Caucus, which Rep. Harris opposed.