Cathy McMorris Rodgers' statement on the House's vote on H.R. 8, the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012, extending the Bush tax cuts for another year.
“At a time when America is suffering through the worst economy since the Great Depression, I couldn’t think of a worse idea than raising taxes on any American,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “President Obama’s plan to raise taxes is a job killer, and House Republicans are determined to stop it. The bill we passed today will extend the current tax rates for all Americans, providing much-needed tax certainty. By removing the threat of ‘taxmageddon,’ our bill will bolster America’s economy and create jobs.”
Because the tax cuts, which have been in effect for over a decade, have done nothing to create jobs. But they have increased the burden of providing government revenue on the poor and increased the burden of maintaining wealth on the wealthy. So...yeah...that, um...evens out.
Because everybody hates taxes and if you keep reminding them then they won't think about the consequences of having low taxes. See above paragraph.
Because, for Cathy McMorris Rodgers and her party, uncertainty should only apply to whether or not the government can even run--except for the parts that bomb and shoot people.
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