Did Congress save U.S. from the fiscal cliff or leave taxpayers dangling?

Did Congress save U.S. from the fiscal cliff or leave taxpayers dangling?

Just before midnight Dec. 31, Congressional and White House negotiators reached an agreement to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. The bill, approved in a New Year’s Day vote in the House, neutralized middle class tax increases and spending cuts taking effect with the new year. The legislation will raise tax rates on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples.

Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, who represents Muskegon County, voted against the legislation.

Congressman Huizenga released the following statement after voting against the Senate’s fiscal cliff proposal:

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