Friday, February 17, 2012

MDP Blasts Michigan GOP Congressmen Amash, Walberg, and McCotter for Voting to Raise Taxes on the Middle Class


From Michigan Democratic Party


LANSING – Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer issued the following statement after Michigan Republican Congressmen Justin Amash (MI-3), Tim Walberg (MI-7), and Thad McCotter (MI-11) voted “no” on extending the payroll tax cut which will save the average family around $1,500 per year.

“This ‘no’ vote by these three Republican Congressmen is irresponsible and puts our economic recovery at risk. This tax cut extension was a bipartisan agreement that will benefit millions of working families throughout the country. Instead of voting to cut taxes for middle class families, Congressmen Amash, Walberg, and McCotter voted to raise them.

“They’re not representing their constituents nor the people of Michigan. Congressmen Amash, Walberg, and McCotter should be ashamed of themselves for this vote and the voters will hold them accountable at the polls in November.”
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