Kinzinger: 'This Reverses the Failed Trajectory of Our Country'

Rep. Adam Kinzinger voted in favor of the Budget Control Act, which passed the House on Monday.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-11th) voted in favor Monday of the last-minute Budget Control Act, which raised the U.S. debt ceiling and made spending cuts. The House passed the act, 269-161, and needs to go before the Senate on Tuesday for approval.

Here is an excerpt of Kinzinger's statement, released after the vote:

Over the course of seven months, House Republicans have changed the conversation in Washington from where to spend, to where to cut and how much. This legislation reverses the failed trajectory of our country.  

The bipartisan approach forces Washington to maintain a strong focus on cutting spending and includes much of the same framework as the House-passed bill. It cuts more spending than the increase in the debt limit and it does not raise any taxes.

This legislation is a realistic approach and another step in putting our nation on the path towards fiscal responsibility. No one walked away from the debt limit plan with everything they wanted. However, in order to protect the full faith and credit of our country, Washington must act on behalf of the American people, not according to partisan politics.

Ultimately, failure to increase the debt ceiling or raising taxes on job creators would create an economic catastrophe. ... Defaulting on our debt or raising taxes in a downward economy are simply not options. This legislation prevents a national default which otherwise threatens our financial growth as well as the national security of our country.

Go to Kinzinger's website to read his full statement.

Russ August 02, 2011 at 07:50 PM
Yea,mr. kinzinger take time out from patting yourself on the back and realize that those cuts your so proud of hurt real people .Extending the tax cuts for the rich and not allowing the closure of corporate loopholes will be paid for by the middle class,things like education,health care,unemployment ,pell grants ,who knows what else.So I hope you have real answers for the people in your district that will realize the true meaning of your exuberance.
TP Karen August 02, 2011 at 10:20 PM
Sounds like Russ gets into all the freebees. That is as bad as the Fat Cats not paying their share. How about flat tax we all pay the same % no right offs, no home loan deduction, no real estate deduction. We also need to crack down on all the people working for cash so they get to carry their share of the weight.
Russ August 03, 2011 at 01:58 AM
oh ,I get it then the "Fat Cats" get another tax decrease and really avoid paying their fair share.The Freebies you mention are not free ,they are not entitlements.TP ,the working class has paid for social security, medicare and medicaid all of their careers.The Flat tax schemes that I have seen have not been good for the average American.As far as the "Freebies" ,I have worked for 40 years and earned a good wage,but I realize the benefit of good schools and I am all about helping my fellow man.


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