(14th District) Hultgren To Foster: Call For A Vote On Tax Cuts!

From the Hultgren for Congress campaign (14th District)…

ST. CHARLES – State Senator Randy Hultgren issued the following statement today regarding Congress’s pending failure to pass an extension of expiring tax cuts; Congress is scheduled to adjourn Thursday, part of an effort to give Democrats more time in their districts as they desperately try to save their jobs.

“Taxpayers and small business owners across the 14th Congressional District of Illinois continue to fear what the federal government will do to them while the economy sputters,” said Hultgren. “Rather than going along with efforts to postpone a vote on taxes till after the election, Bill Foster should urge his close, personal friend Nancy Pelosi to hold an up-or-down vote on the extension of all expiring tax cuts prior to this week’s adjournment.” “Foster’s steadfast support for Nancy Pelosi, voting with her an astonishing 92% of the time, has been out of touch with his district,” said Hultgren. “Now, Foster should turn his cozy relationship with the Speaker to the advantage of his constituents by urging her to hold a vote that will deliver almost $2,000 in tax relief to families across the 14th District.”[1]

“Nothing would be more harmful to the economy’s weak recovery than a tax hike, and it’s a testament to the Democrats’ inability to govern that they have had two years to address this issue that directly impacts American families but have failed to act,” said Hultgren.

[1] “Effects Of Expiration Of Bush-Era Tax Cuts On Average Middle-Income Family, By State And Congressional District,” The Tax Foundation Website, http://www.taxfoundation.org/, 8/1/10)


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