Weber Would Have Voted ‘No’ on Fiscal Cliff Deal
If he had been in Congress on New Year’s Day, Randy Weber would have voted no on the tax increase bill that helped avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
The congressman Weber is replacing on Thursday - Ted Poe (whose district moved west toward Houston) – also voted no.
The bill raises tax rates for individuals earning $400,000 or more and $450,000 for married couples filing jointly. The tax bill, combined with spending cuts, helps avoid automatic tax rate increases that would have restored rates in effect before 2000 and also stops deep across-the-board cuts in government spending.