Andrew Roth - March 27th, 2012
KEY VOTE ALERT
“YES” on the RSC Budget
The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “YES” on the Republican Study Committee’s FY13 alternative budget. The House may consider it on the floor as early as this week. A vote on this plan, and perhaps procedural votes, will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.
Unlike the Ryan Budget, the RSC plan balances within five years and it complies with the sequestration cuts outlined in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
The RSC budget also implements some strong, pro-growth reforms. It flattens the tax code, ends the Death Tax, and lowers the corporate rate down to 25%. It also privatizes Fannie and Freddie, and reforms the farm program. It eliminates wasteful and unneeded agencies, block-grants both Medicaid and SCHIP, and permanently ends earmarks, among other things.
Overall, it puts the federal budget on a path to balance in a few years, and it fulfills the government’s pledge to enact spending cuts already in the law. It’s a pro-growth, fiscally responsible budget that should be supported by all House members.
Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.