Thursday, December 01, 2011

Gallego: ‘Extend the payroll tax cut for Arizona’s middle-class families’

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 16), released the following statement on the payroll tax cut extension today:

“The benefits to Arizonans on extending the payroll-tax cut is clear: it saves the typical American middle-class family about $1,000 a year. Without Congressional action by the end of the year, the tax cut President Obama signed into law will expire, taxes will increase substantially for nearly every middle-class working American family, and economic growth and job creation will be significantly slower in 2012 as a result.

“Here in Arizona, our families can use that tax break to buy food and clothes for their kids and maybe even enough to buy a Christmas or holiday gift. They use it to pay their month’s mortgage or rent. It’s a no-brainer, but our own GOP Congressmen would rather make hard-working Arizonans pay more taxes while they give away tax-break bonuses to their rich CEO friends for their next yacht purchases. That’s not what we work for and not what we pay our elected officials to do. It’s time to extend the payroll tax cut so we can finally get out of this recession and reclaim our American economy.”

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