NRCC - Fellow Democrats Admit: Shea-Porter Voted for “Massive Tax Hike at the Expense of Middle Class Americans”

Washington- According to some of Rep. Carol Shea-Porter's more honest colleagues, Shea-Porter (NH-01) voted with her Democrat leaders last week to pass the largest tax increase in American history. Shea-Porter is now left standing on some shaky ground as some fellow Democrats in Washington even admit that Shea-Porter voted to “[raise] taxes on the middle class.”


In their very own words, Shea-Porter's Democrat colleagues, Reps. Bill Foster (D-IL) Harry Mitchell (D-AZ), admit that Carol Shea-Porter and her liberal allies are attempting to not-so-secretly lay the groundwork for a reinstatement of the marriage penalty and a massive tax hike at the expense of middle class Americans:


Bill Foster (D-IL): “I can't support a budget, from either party, that raises taxes on the middle class. This bill hurts families all across the 14th District by eliminating the 10-percent bracket for lower-income taxpayers, reinstating the marriage penalty and increasing taxes on small businesses and investments.” (Press Release, 6/5/08)


Harry Mitchell (D-AZ): “…the plan did not satisfy his concerns about reversing middle-class tax cuts in the midst of an economic slow-down. ‘…I have serious concerns and cannot support a budget that allows key tax cuts to expire,’ said Mitchell.” (Press Release, 6/5/08)


“This admission by Democrats in Congress is an indictment of Carol Shea-Porter's credibility when it comes to telling the truth about her tax-and-spend policies,” said NRCC spokesman Ken Spain. “This is the kind of blatant dishonesty that voters will come to reject in November.”