REP. CALVERT “The Pelosi Congress Can Be Summed Up With Today’s Votes: Higher Taxes and More Spending”
Thursday, September 30, 2010 -
Last night, Rep. Calvert (R-CA) voted against the Continuing Resolution and the Motion to Adjourn Congress.
“The American people are rightfully upset that Congress continues to shirk its duties on a number of issues including its responsibility to pass the annual appropriations bills,” said Rep. Calvert. “Only two of the twelve funding bills came before the Appropriation’s committee and subsequently passed the House. Yet this week the Democratic Leadership chose to rush through a Continuing Resolution to fund the government through December 3, without any input from Republicans. The CR spends too much -- all non-defense discretionary spending should return to 2008 levels if we are serious about controlling spending.”
The House also voted on the Motion to Adjourn Congress for the 111th Session. Rep. Calvert voted against the adjournment.
“Leaving town now, and waiting until after the election to address looming tax hikes and the jobless economic recovery, does not give relief to the unemployed, small businesses and taxpayers,” said Rep. Calvert. “The Pelosi Congress can be summed up with last night's votes: higher taxes and more spending. While the CR is enacted at levels too high to sustain long-term, no vote is taken to prevent the upcoming tax hikes that will impact every American. The American people need relief from the overwhelming uncertainty that Congress is creating through future tax hikes, the government takeover of health care, and increased regulations.”
Unless an extension is voted on by December 31, 2010, the following will occur: every American taxpayer will face higher rates; the marriage penalty will return; the child tax credit will be halved; the Death Tax will soar to 55 percent; and the AMT will ensnare more than 25 million taxpayers.