Ask Peter: Stopping the Middle Class Tax Hike

From the office of Rep. Peter Roskam (R, Illinois 6th District)…

WASHINGTON – Congressman Peter Roskam (IL-06) released the latest installment of Ask Peter today, a frequent video conversation with Sixth District residents about issues important to them. In this segment, Congressman Roskam responds to Sergei Khamdiev from Mount Prospect and Bradley Dalbec from Glendale Heights about the importance of repealing the health care law and its 21 new taxes, and preventing the coming tax increase on the middle class and job creators.

Ask Peter videos will be available to the public at,,, and via press release. The videos will also be sent to the constituents via e-mail, Facebook, or Twitter, depending on how they contacted the Roskam office.


I’m Congressman Peter Roskam, welcome back to Ask Peter.

There’s been a lot of talk about taxes recently. The Supreme Court has ruled that the new health care law is a tax, a big tax on the middle class.

President Obama is saying he wants to raise taxes. He is insisting that taxes be raised on job creators of all people, and it makes absolutely no sense.

Look, two years ago President Obama actually had it right when he said, “You don’t raise taxes during a recession.” That’s for sure.

And now we’ve got these economic numbers that aren’t helpful at all. We’ve had unemployment above 8% for the past 41 months. That’s just a staggering lag in job growth and in production.

So what do we do about it?

The first thing is, we don’t raise taxes on anybody. We repeal the 21 taxes that are in Obamacare, and we get focused in again about making sure that we are doing the things that allow our economy to thrive, and to grow, and to recover.

I’m Congressman Peter Roskam. I need to hear from you by Facebook, email, Twitter, or any kind of old fashioned postcard or letter.

Thanks for watching.

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