U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman (D-9) tonight said his office received more than five times the usual amount of calls and emails since President Barack Obama asked the American people to let their voice be heard by contacting their Members of Congress.
“The response has been overwhelmingly supportive of the President’s approach and the word I keep on hearing is ‘compromise,'” said Rothman, the sole supporter of Obama’s among the N.J. Congressional delegation in the 2008 Democratic Presidential Primary.
“I oppose the Boehner default bill because it will lead to drastic cuts in Medicare and Social Security, while unfairly protecting tax breaks for those who make millions and billions of dollars in income each year,” said the Bergen congressman. “The Boehner plan represents exactly the type of extreme legislation that keeps us from solving our nation’s fiscal crisis.
“I would be in favor of a balanced debt reduction effort to address the serious issues our country faces, but without compromise – from both sides – that solution is impossible.”