FORT MYERS, Fla. - The debt deal in Washington isn't winning universal support.
Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fort Myers) voted against the measure on Monday night, saying the compromise didn't go far enough to cut government spending.
"My vote was for solving the problem, and this bill did not do that," Rep. Mack said in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
Even though there are no tax increases in the deal, some in congress were taking a stand against ongoing borrowing.
"None of the cuts in this bill are cuts off of real numbers," Mack said. "They're all cuts off of increases in spending."
Republican congressman Tom Rooney and Vern Buchanan were among those voting in favor of the bill.
"This recovery is a very fragile recovery, and we didn't want to derail that as well," said Regional Economic Research Institute director Dr. Gary Jackson at FGCU.
Jackson says the compromise will be good for the overall economy, providing for an immediate debt ceiling increase to avoid a default, along with $900-billion in spending cuts.
"Basically, we'll pay the bills, and so forth, which is good," Jackson said. "But its really just the start of a bigger process, which is how do we actually get to reductions?"
That question will be answered in the next three months. Under the deal, a committee with an even number of members from the two parties will look at the best way to make $1.5 trillion in cuts. They face a new November deadline. If the committee can't agree, the deal would allow President Obama to raise the debt ceiling again, while triggering automatic cuts across the board.
"I think taking the time to really look at all the issues, to debate it more is a good thing for us overall," Jackson said.
The debt deal heads to the Senate for a vote Tuesday. Republican Marco Rubio has said he'll likely vote against it, while Democrat Bill Nelson says he'll support the debt compromise.