Allen West on fiscal cliff: ‘We’ve got a mission’

Rep. Allen West, R-FL, has said that negotiating with the president is “silly,” and Wednesday night he reiterated that point in an interview with Greta Van Susteren.

“The argument boils down to about $85 billion per year,” said West, “while we’re printing money to the tune of $45 billion per month,” due to a decision by the Federal Reserve to buy back treasury stock.

“This is not about a revenue issue, it’s a spending issue,” West said. Van Susteren asked about the upcoming long holiday break, to which West responded, “We’ve got a mission to do and we can’t go home until we take care of it.”

Van Susteren blasted Pelosi and other members of congress who were complaining that they were missing their holiday vacation. She said they’ve known for 18 months that this problem was looming and did nothing to solve it.

“The one constitutional duty we have is to produce a budget, and for three years they have failed to do that under the Senate led by Harry Reid,” explained West. “It’s in violation of their constitutionally mandated duty.”

“It will be interesting to see who goes on vacation,” said Van Susteren. To that West replied, “I’ll be right here.”

See the Fox News interview here:

 

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  • Big Dem

    Tell West to vote "present" and allow Obama to have his enitre plan now. It will quickly prove to be a catastrophe and the citizens will rise up in revolt against Obama's oppressive totalitarian statism.

  • http://fb Kathy Bennett

    Too bad-Pelosi can't have her vacation time with family & friends.They sat on this fiscal cliff for 18 months & did nothing! They committed a violation of their constitutional mandated duty!I personally like Mr. West! He is a very educated, & smart man who definitely knows what's going on! We need more intelligent people!

  • Merry Morris

    Relishing his last thumb down…..Allen, you lost to a 28 year old rising star!……..As an ex military man, you never mention the costs of the wars that can hopefully be earmarked to the wars here at home against poor education and underfunded skill training……as an ex military man you should know the value of these essential building blocks……Again, leaving out lots of facts, Allen……..Go home and bone up!

  • Big Dem

    Is this the same Merry Morris who fled the authority of the court and spent 2 years on the lam when she was found in contempt and ordered to repay $1.5 million to her ex-husband, then jailed when caught? The same one who took her case all the way to the Florida Supreme Court and lost? The same Merry Morris who finally repaid $1 million when her compassionate ex-husband allowed her to purge the now $2.5 million she owed by putting $1 million in trust for their children out of money he had previously given her?

    Just wanting to know who's opinion I'm reading.

  • seazen

    I thought this was about Allen West – who just doesn't know that he and out-of-touch Party lose an election and who would have nowhere to go were it not for Fox. You seem to think this is a place for personal grudges/vendettas or sophomoric gotchas. How about you tell us your whole personal history before commenting.

  • Joan

    Millions for Obama 's vacation. Just think, we can save this money if he stays in Washington and does his job!!!!!!!!!

  • Quan

    Does he still represent us? Too bad the Congressman waited this long to sound responsible and reasonable. I am sure Mr. DeMint has a DC desk job waiting for you. Or you can start collecting a fee for "expertise" on Fox.

  • http://Bizpac Ted

    Mr West. You've already screwed the pooch. You lost. You had two years to sound intelligent and reasponsible. You should go home a look for a job.

    CU.