U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., emphasized spending cuts when asked recently on Fox Business Channel if he could support a “temporary” deal that avoids the year-end fiscal cliff and pushes a resolution until mid-2013.
“We need to reduce spending and grow our economy,” said Gardner. “So I would not support something that avoided the spending cuts, but I would support something that did it in a different order, that did it in a way that doesn’t cause the kind of damage to our national defense that sequestration could.
“So if we could find something that would reduce spending, give us the time we need to put together an overall comprehensive tax reform, to grow our economy and reduce spending even more, that could be something we could support.”
Gardner, who recently won a second term representing Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District, appeared with U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc.
Also, via The New York Times, “The Impact of the ‘Fiscal Cliff’ on Your Paycheck”