Last Night, Heinrich Voted Against A Full Extension Of The 2001 & 2003 Tax Cuts
After vigorously opposing President Obama’s 2010 tax cut compromise, last night liberal Congressman Martin Heinrich voted once again against extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts for every working New Mexican.
Nearly two years ago, President Obama said that failing to extend these tax cuts would be a chilling prospect for the American people. Additionally he said that if these tax cuts were not extended then the average family would pay an additional $3,000 in taxes to the federal government.
Notably, President Obama has said that, “you don’t raise taxes” on anybody during a recession.
“After opposing President Obama’s 2010 tax cut compromise, Martin Heinrich reaffirmed his extreme liberal agenda when he voted once again to raise taxes on every working New Mexican,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “With our economy slowing down, Heinrich would be wise to follow President Obama’s advice that you don’t raise taxes on anybody during a recession.”
Last Night Martin Heinrich Voted To Raise Taxes On Every Working New Mexican
Heinrich Voted Against Extending The 2001 & 2003 Tax Cuts. (H.R. 8, CQ Vote #545: Motion agreed to, by a vote of 256-171, Heinrich Voted Nay)
ASSOCIATED PRESS: “House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. … Republicans moved to renew the Bush tax cuts for every working American. The cuts will otherwise expire Dec. 31.” (Andrew Taylor, House approves Bush-erta tax cuts, Associated Press, 8/2/12)
And Martin Heinrich Was To The Left Of President Obama On The 2010 Tax Cut Compromise
Heinrich Voted Against The Tax Cut Compromise. “Levin, D-Mich., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would extend the 2001- and 2003-enacted tax cuts for all taxpayers for two years and revive the lapsed estate tax, setting the tax rate at 35 percent on estates worth more than $5 million for 2011 and 2012. It also would extend unemployment insurance benefits for 13 months and cut the employee portion of the Social Security tax by 2 percentage points.” (H.R. 4853, CQ Vote #647: Motion agreed to, thus clearing the bill for the president, by a vote of 277-148: R 138-36; D 139-112, 12/17/10, Heinrich Voted Nay)
President Obama Said A Failure To Extend The 2001 And 2003 Tax Cuts, “Would Be A Chilling Prospect For The American People Whose Taxes Are Currently Scheduled To Go Up On Jan. 1” President Obama: “This would be a chilling prospect for the American people whose taxes are currently scheduled to go up on Jan. 1 because of arrangements that were made back in 2001 and 2003 under the Bush tax cuts. I am not willing to let that happen. I know there’s some people in my own party and in the other party who would rather prolong this battle, even if we can’t reach a compromise. But I’m not willing to let working families across this country become collateral damage for political warfare here in Washington.” (“President Obama: Tax Cut Compromise Is Right Thing To Do,” www.thehill.com, 12/7/10)
· President Obama: “The American People Didn’t Send Us Here To Wage Symbolic Battles Or Win Symbolic Victories. They Would Much Rather Have The Comfort Of Knowing That When They Open Their First Paycheck On January Of 2011, It Won’t Be Smaller Than It Was Before, All Because Washington Decided They Preferred To Have A Fight And Failed To Act.”(“President Obama: Tax Cut Compromise Is Right Thing To Do,” www.thehill.com, 12/7/10)
· President Obama Said That Failure To Pass A Tax Cut Compromise Would Cause Taxes To Go Up By $3,000 For A Typical Family. President Obama: “Make no mistake: Allowing taxes to go up on all Americans would have raised taxes by $3,000 for a typical American family. And that could cost our economy well over a million jobs.” (“President Obama: Tax Cut Compromise Is Right Thing To Do,” www.thehill.com, 12/7/10)