Congressman Andy Harris launched his first “Ask Andy” video segment from his government website Sunday, which focused on the looming “fiscal cliff.”
“America’s debt and fiscal cliff exist not because our tax rates are too low,” Harris said. “But because Washington has a spending problem. Our hardworking Maryland families would be better served by a solution that creates free markets and a limited efficient government.”
In the two-minute video, Harris (R-MD1) stands firm in his opposition to tax increases, which he said would result in the loss of 2,000 jobs on the Eastern Shore.
He makes no mention of the specific proposal by President Barack Obama to return to the Clinton tax rates of 39.6 percent for the top two-percent–while leaving the Bush tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans untouched.
The Spy tried several times to get comment from Harris on where he would compromise, but calls were not returned.