US Rep. Frank Guinta statement on tonight's passage of Cut, Cap and Balance Act

“Granite Staters know that Washington is broke and broken.  The House seized an opportunity tonight to correct both problems.”

(WASHINGTON– July 19, 2011)  U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) released the following statement after this evening’s passage of H.R. 2560, the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, in the House:

“Granite Staters know that Washington is broke and broken.  The House seized an opportunity tonight to correct both problems.  I was a proud co-sponsor of this bill.  Pundits are calling this a “symbolic vote,” and they’re right. Voting for the Cut, Cap and Balance Act symbolizes my dedication to putting our fiscal house in order, getting our economy back on track and helping job creators start hiring again.  It symbolizes my determination to honor the wishes of Granite Staters to cut existing spending, cap future spending and to give the U.S. government something that most states have: a Balanced Budget Amendment. But sadly, this vote also symbolizes who in Congress is clinging to the failed notion that large-scale spending will somehow improve things.  

“There are no shortcuts to responsibility; there are no detours to prosperity.  Reasonable people know what is required: cut spending, pass a fiscally responsible budget, reduce the debt and deficit and put us on a course that will make government live within its means.  We won an important battle tonight, but those of us who are committed to restoring fiscal self-discipline realize a long struggle remains.  We are focused on our goal and will keep fighting until we achieve it.”  

Rep. Guinta went to the House Floor today in support of ‘Cut, Cap and Balance.’  Video of his speech can be found here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvy6ZjePT7Y&feature=channel_video_title