Sunday, February 3, 2013
$16 trillion debt hinders economic growth in Michigan and across the nation.
Sunday, February 3
Submitted by Rep. Tim Walberg Overspending has taken a toll and is undermining our economic recovery. We’re now more than $16 trillion in debt and millions of hard-working taxpayers continue to face uncertainty on how Washington will manage their tax dollars. This is unfair. Families and small businesses in Michigan plan and live within their means in large part because they create responsible and sensible budgets. Congress needs to manage its spending more like the people that it seeks to serve by cutting the federal budget and not your family’s budget. Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate has not taken its cue from hard-working Americans and has not fulfilled one its most basic of duties for almost four years: passing a budget. The Senate last…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 257-167 late Tuesday night to endorse a Senate vote on a bill that would avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff." This bill extends the tax cuts passed during George W. Bush's presidency that would have expired on Jan. 1, and delays automatic spending cuts. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, voted against the bill, which will extend curent tax rates for all wage earners making below $400,000 and couples making below $450,000. The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8. The bill currently awaits President Barack Obama's signature. Walberg released the following statement after the vote: "I am extremely …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tim Walberg defeated Riga Township Republican Dan Davis in Tuesday's primary election.
U.S. Rep Tim Walberg had no trouble defeating Republican challenger Dan Davis in Tuesday’s primary. Walberg, R-Tipton, had more than 75 percent of the vote as of 1:28 a.m. with results still coming in from Hillsdale, Monroe and Washtenaw counties. Davis, a former law enforcement officer who resides in Riga Township, ran against Walberg in 2010 as a Tea Party candidate. Walberg will likely face Kurt Haskell, who had 60 percent of the vote with results still coming in from Hillsdale, Monroe and Washtenaw counties. Haskell, a lawyer who lives in Monroe, faced Ruben Marquez, chairman of the Jackson County Democratic Party. The redrawn 7th district is much more conservative than it was in 2010, when Walberg defeated incumbent Mark Schauer in …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Big spenders in Washington don't seem to realize that we can’t simply tax our way out of this our current economic downturn.
For about a month now, the American people and businesses of this country have been working for themselves. Because our government is addicted to spending more than it should, resulting in a debt of more than $15.5 trillion, it took workers until April 16 just to make enough money to cover their state, local and federal taxes. For the remaining 258 days of 2012, all those hours at the office can pay for everything else besides taxes — including food, clothing and shelter — even though it’s now estimated that Americans will spend more on taxes this year than those listed necessities combined. While believing there are necessary taxes needed to run an orderly society, I still contend that Americans are taxed too much. Taxes support vital …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
American oil, gas and coal are viable solutions to the energy crisis in the United States.
We've all had to dig a little deeper in our pockets when visiting the gas station lately. The national average is fast approaching $4 per gallon. A weak economy, coupled with higher gas prices, is another burden placed on struggling families and businesses across Michigan and the country. The pain at the pump has again sparked conversations about domestic energy development. It's time we realize that American oil, gas and coal are viable solutions to our energy crisis. It's hard to believe that not long ago a gallon of gas was around $1.85. Today, it's more than doubled. While President Barack Obama's speeches often reflect a pro-domestic energy mentality, his actions say otherwise. One of the first initiatives he took as president was to …