Minden Press-Herald

Sep 22nd

‘Rabid spending’ at issue

The imminent threat of America falling over a "fiscal cliff" has been avoided, but Congressman John Fleming said the bill passed on Capitol Hill earlier this week did little to help the nation's biggest problem – rabid spending.

"Washington's spending addiction was given another shot Tuesday night," said Fleming, who was one of five Louisiana Republican congressmen to vote NO on the late-night measure. "I came to Washington four years ago on a promise to fight for less taxes, smaller government, and economic freedom. The bill that I voted NO on will increase taxes, allowing for more wasteful government spending and for a larger and more intrusive federal government."

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