Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tonko Must Answer for his Vote.

When the House of Representatives voted to adjourn last October, they voted to punt the Bush Tax Cuts down the road without addressing the issue. These vital tax cuts must be extended now, or else the economic situation could get much worse. Even Peter Orszag, President Obama's former director of the Office of Management and Budget, has called on the tax cuts to be extended.

House Democrats chose between standing with small businesses in their congressional districts, or standing with Speaker Pelosi in Washington. Sadly, by one vote - House Democrats stood for the Party position, and against the small business need. The House Republican Leader called the adjournment what it was: a vote for higher taxes.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think anything is going to happen to Tonko at the ballot box....I mean his disctrict includes Albany, and being the state capital, I'm sure that includes a disproportionate number of public sector employee unions to with substaintial coffers and get out the vote efforts. And since the membership is comprised of people who don't know or don't particularly care what it would take to successfully run a small business, this would not affect them.....