WASHINGTON — Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, is noted for his activity on Facebook and Twitter.
New Year’s Day, his Twitter account was blazing after the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill that deals with the fiscal cliff.
“Senate gave middle finger to everyone in America. You want lower taxes & less spending? Tough. You’re getting higher taxes & more spending,” said one post.
When a follower asked if he would vote for the package when it comes up in the House, Amash replied, “No. (Did you really need to ask?)”
By piecing together the congressman’s tweets, you can imagine him giving a statement in a news conference:
- “This deal INCREASES spending. It’s more of the same irresponsible & reckless behavior we’ve come to expect from Congress.”
- “It’s unacceptable to continue stealing from next generation of Americans to fund our own desires. Time for responsibility.”
- “Pathetic that after all our country’s been through, our Congress can’t act responsibly & cut spending. If not now, then when?”
- “Debt is more than $16 TRILLION–that’s about $50K per PERSON. This deal INCREASES that debt burden on your family.”
- “Thx again to 2 Senators who consistently stand up for lim gov’t, econ freedom & individ liberty:
@SenMikeLee & @SenRandPaul.”
- “I agree with that. ‘
@jhm65: @repjustinamash What we want is fair taxation and help for the vulnerable.'”
- “Irony is this is kind of deal you get when neither side really compromises. Rs & Ds must work together to address DEBT now.”
- “Critics & supporters of deal are too focused on taxes. Much bigger concern is another spending increase & more borrowing.”