Aug 02, 2012
House Republicans Choose Extra Vacation on Taxpayers’ Dime Instead of Middle Class Tax Cuts
House Republicans were scheduled to take a 5-week taxpayer-funded vacation starting next week and now they’re starting it one day earlier. Tonight, House Republicans will leave Washington having done nothing to strengthen the middle class, create jobs or protect seniors on Medicare and Social Security. Instead, House Republicans are rushing home to enjoy their summer holiday at the expense of middle class families and seniors.
“Just when it couldn’t get any worse, it did. House Republicans have failed the middle class and now they are leaving Washington a day early to start their 5-week taxpayer-funded vacation without stopping an upcoming tax hike on middle class families and small businesses,” said Jesse Ferguson of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Apparently House Republicans think their work is done because they gave their millionaire campaign contributors a $160,000 tax break and are ready to kick back on their taxpayer-funded vacation and toast to their success. House Republicans would rather enjoy an extra day of vacation on the taxpayers’ dime than protect seniors, the middle class, and small businesses.”
House Republicans Voted to Give Millionaires Another $160,000 Tax Break. On August 1, 2012, House Republicans voted to give people making more than $1 million a year another $160,000 tax break. [HR 8, Vote #545, 8/1/12]
House Republicans Set to Vote to Extend Tax Cuts for Ultra Wealthy the Week of July 30th. “The vote will be on extending the Bush rates for another year, and would come just before lawmakers leave for the August recess. The planned vote gives House Republicans a chance to show their opposition to President Obama's proposal only to extend current tax levels for families making less than $250,000 a year.” [The Hill, 7/12/12]