Dr. Benishek: “It’s Time To Work On Long-Term Solutions, Not Vacations”

Dec 20, 2011 Issues: Budget and Spending, Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC:  Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-01) today released the following statement:

“Today, the House is working to pass a full year payroll tax holiday extension.  I believe it is irresponsible for the Senate to leave town after passing a two month bill that will provide more uncertainty to America’s economy.  Attempting to craft ‘60 day tax policy’ is reckless and will further hurt this nation’s job providers. 

I agree with President Obama that not extending the payroll tax reduction for a year is “inexcusable.’” The bill passed last week in the House is a reasonable measure that accomplishes exactly what the President asked us to do. 

I believe Northern Michigan citizens are rightly fed up with the delay tactics in Washington and expect to see real solutions from their lawmakers.  I am hopeful the Senate will listen to the American people, return to Washington and work with the House to deliver a bipartisan, year-long extension bill to the President’s desk.”

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