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January 1st, 2013
10:35 AM ET

Rep. Huelskamp explains his opposition to the Senate's fiscal cliff bill

Earlier this morning, the Senate passed a plan crafted by Vice President Biden and Minority Leader McConnell to fend off the fiscal cliff. The bill is now in the hands of the House of Representatives, who are expected to take up the measure later today.

Among other things, the bill would extend Bush-era tax cuts for individuals earning less than $400,000 a year, and couples earning less than $450,000, while allowing taxes on those earning more to rise.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) stops by Starting Point this morning to explain why he thinks that he'll likely vote against the bill.

"This looks like typical insider deal for Washington, D.C., where they get 89 votes in the Senate, but at the end of the day, our debt will get bigger, spending will go up, taxes will increase, and I think Americans will continue to be very upset at Washington," Huelskamp says.

 

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