Allen West On Fiscal Cliff: “We’ve Got A Mission”

From BizPac Review, about the conservative Republican Congressman: “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.'”

And colleagues who complain about missing their vacation? “‘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.'”