Sections
:
Home | Contents | WHAT'S NEWS | Government | Federal | Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Failure to Address Fiscal Cliff

Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Failure to Address Fiscal Cliff

Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font
Perlmutter Reacts to Republican Failure to Address Fiscal Cliff

Lakewood, CO: Today, Congressman Ed Perlmutter released the following statement following the failure of Tea Party Republicans over the past week to address the Fiscal Cliff, culminating in last night’s failure of the Republicans to pass Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B”.

 

"I'm frustrated and angry House Republican leaders once again are bringing our country to the brink because of their Tea Party’s absolute opposition to having millionaires and billionaires pay a single dollar more in taxes. The notion that legislation can only get to the House floor if only Republicans can pass it without Democratic votes is nonsense. Even former Republican Speaker Hastert knew good deal making took participation from both sides of the aisle. The solution is simple: Republican leaders need to return to Plan A and get back to the negotiating table with the President. Republicans and Democrats can pass this bill next week if Republican leadership stops catering to the most extreme elements of the Tea Party.  I am willing and eager to work with anyone, Democrats and Republicans, to find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit and move our country forward to economic stability and success."

 

 

  • email Email to a friend
  • print Print version
  • Plain text Plain text
Tagged as:
No tags for this article
Rate this article
0