Tax Reform

WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union tonight:

“Tonight, we heard the President outline his plan for the country and unfortunately we have heard it all before. More taxes, more spending. President Obama claims to want to help hard-working taxpayers, yet he continues to advocate for the failing policies that have hampered job creation and growth in the economy. He made it clear that he wants to raise taxes again, while continuing to spend even more money we do not have.

Rep. Andy Harris did an interview with Newsmax TV via Skype where he shared his reactions to President Obama's State of the Union address. 

Here are some of the highlights:

President Barack Obama was “long on rhetoric but very short on actual policy. The president offered no suggestions as to how he is going so solve the debt and deficit, with the one exception that again the president appears to be a one-trick pony here: it’s taxes, taxes, taxes. There were no specific cuts.”


On Medicare

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. released the following statement on the legislation addressing the fiscal cliff.

Representative Andy Harris, M.D. discussed the fiscal cliff on CNBC on Thursday, December 27, 2012.


Sadly, with the “fiscal cliff” fast approaching, there has not been much progress with regards to finding an approach that really solves the problem of the real “fiscal cliff”, our huge deficit and debt.  The President and the Speaker met last night, with no progress, since the President still insists on raising taxes on small businesses.