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Congressman Comments on Tax Relief Extension

“This new bill protects Pennsylvania families and small businesses in the short term, while providing for my goal of a long-term extension,” Fitzpatrick said.

U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-8th) issued the following statement on the extension of middle class tax relief:

“I have supported, and will continue to support, a long-term extension of the important middle class tax relief, unemployment insurance, and a two-year extension of predictable reimbursements for physicians so that they can continue to provide medical care for seniors.  This is a matter of good public policy and not of politics.”

“In light of the Senate’s failure to return from their holiday vacation and negotiate a full-year extension of these measures, however, an agreement has been reached to ensure that taxes are not raised on middle-class families on January 1st and to prevent small businesses from being burdened by complicated reporting requirements included in the Senate’s original bill.  In return for supporting this compromise, the Senate will immediately appoint conferees to work with the House in the weeks ahead to reach a 12-month extension.”

 “This new bill protects Pennsylvania families and small businesses in the short term, while providing for my goal of a long-term extension.  Most importantly, this deal will bring all parties back to the table and we can get back to doing the work of the people.”

Steve G December 23, 2011 at 02:41 PM
It is amazing how in two days the Congressman has gone from "Only Supporting a Long Term Solution and not a Temporary Solution" to supporting a Temporary Solution. (This is called "flip flopping") As a voter, I am totally turned off by politicians/robots (in both parties) that just fall in line with what their party demands. Maybe in 2012 the Congressman will actually think of what is best for the voters in his district that elect him and vote on the merits of pending legislation, regardless of what his party leaders want. Was the Congressman elected by John Boehner and Eric Cantor or the residents of Bucks County? Congressman, please be your own man in 2012!
joey joe joe December 23, 2011 at 03:44 PM
What a bum!
Frank Rooney December 23, 2011 at 04:50 PM
Congressman, grow a pair will you! The sooner you distance yourself from that nitwit leader in the house the better. John Boehner is doing more for the re-election of President Obama than any other person in this country. Take Steve G's advice and be your own man in 2012.

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