November 29, 2012
Huelskamp Calls on Colleagues to Remain True to their Word
WASHINGTON - As America runs ever closer to the fiscal cliff at the end of 2012, Congressman Tim Huelskamp released a video in which he challenges his colleagues to keep the pledge they made to their constituents and reject tax increases. As Congressman Huelskamp says in the video, Washington's biggest problem is spending too much, not taxing too little.
Congressman Huelskamp issued a challenge to his colleagues to affirm their promise to oppose tax increases.
Text of video:
I'm Congressman Tim Huelskamp. When I ran for office I made a pledge to 700,000 Kansans that I would not raise their taxes. I meant it.
I wasn't the only one who made this promise not to raise taxes. We made this pledge because the real problem in Washington is not too few taxes - it is too much spending.
But a lot of my colleagues appear ready to break their word and raise your taxes. Hard-working taxpayers shouldn't be punished because Washington politicians won't do their job.
I meant it - let's hope my colleagues did too.