Dec 9, 2010

Kanjorski will vote against tax deal

Borys Krawczeniuk (Staff Writer) for the Citizens' Voice is reporting that ousted Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D - PA), 11th District, plans to vote against a compromise deal negotiated by Pressident Obama and Congressional Republicans that if passed would extend the tax custs pass under President Bush for two more years. The proposal would aslo extend unemployment benefits for one more year.

Kanjorski, who will leave office in January, predicted the two-year extension will become permanent because no one will want to raise taxes before the 2012 federal election and a newly elected president will not want to begin a new term in 2013 advocating a tax increase.

"This is really giving this tax break for the next 10 years," he said. "Where is he (President Obama) going to get the majorities in either the House or the Senate to change it? This was the time when we should have allowed it to pass over to the new Congress that was newly elected. Let them make the decision, and if they wanted to cut the taxes for the wealthy, it would have been perfectly all right for me. I don't think it was the role of the Democratic Party to do that. That's not what I read in the election results." (Click Here To Read More)

I have to respectfully disagree with Representative Kanjorski on this one. In the game of politics especially in this hostile, partison environment when you get two out of the three things you want; the extension of tax cuts for the middle class and unemployment, you vote for it. It is sad to see Kanjorski once again following Speaker Pelosi's marching orders just like he did during the Health Care debacle which ultimately led to his constituents throwing him out of office. Stop whining Kanjorski and vote for the proposal!

This seems like a good compromise and the extension for two years places the issue firmly in the control of voters in 2012. The American people will either choose to support a tax increase for those making $250,000 a year or more or throw out more greedy incumbent lawmakers who seem hell bent on more spending. If any group should be outraged it is the Tea Party supporters over the extension of unemployment benefits for a year.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:29 PM

    So now you aren't concerned about the deficit at all? Extending this will add TRILLIONS in new debt to the federal deficit. So remind me again why anyone should take the position of cutting taxes for the wealthy seriously? You can't have it both ways. Either you want to be concerned about the deficit OR you want to cut taxes. They ARE mutually exclusive since spending cuts of that magnitude are not possible.

    Unemployment has no business being tied to this and I hope the House manages to block it. Make the Orange One deal with it in the next Congress.