My congressman, Jim Matheson, was one of five Democrats to vote for the cut, cap and balance bill. When asked about his vote he said, "When families face tough financial times they set a budget and enforce discipline to live within it".
But I'm not sure if Jim Matheson is more for spending cuts than he is for tackling the national debt (like the Republicans appear to be). As an Independent I need to know things like this since I don't blindly vote along party lines.
So when he says, "When families face tough financial times, they set a budget and enforce discipline to live within it," I wish Matheson would say if, after they have made huge family budget cuts, that the family should consider taking on a part-time job for a revenue increase. Revenue increases have been known to really help budgets during tough financial times.
Does Matheson have any other counsel for families facing tough financial times? Are revenue increases really out of the question. Where does Matheson really stand?
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