Sunday, March 3, 2013
Congressman tackles sequestration in YouTube clip.
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Milford, released a YouTube video March 1 purporting to break down the math of sequestration. Bentivolio, a former school teacher from Milford, uses the clip to explain his thoughts on current budget talks in Washington, D.C. Do you agree with the Congressman? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, January 3, 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 late Tuesday night 257-167 to endorse a Senate vote early Tuesday morning on a bill to avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", as tax cuts passed when George W. Bush was President expired January 1, in addition to automatic spending cuts which were delayed. A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives. U.S. Rep. David Curson (D-Belleville), who represents Plymouth and Canton in Michigan's 11th Congressional District, voted for the bill. The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8. Curson is filling the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) term after winning a Nov. 6 special election. U.S. Rep.-elect Kerry Bentivolio (R-…
Sunday, December 30, 2012
President, Congress have just a few days to avert automatic tax increases and spending cuts.
On Thursday, Starbucks baristas from stores across the Washington, D.C. area wrote "come together" on all cups to encourage Congress and the President to come together to fix the fiscal cliff issue. For more information about this initiative and other ways to urge a fix, go to www.patch.com/fixthedebt. Congress and President Obama are racing against the clock this week as they make one last attempt to hammer out a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” the U.S. government is set to go over on New Year’s Day. Without a compromise deal to lower the deficit, the government will face a self-imposed deadline that triggers both spending cuts and higher taxes. Congress itself set the Jan. 1 deadline after failing to come to a budget …