November 30th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement on the lame duck session of Congress' consideration of preventing imminent tax increases on all Americans:
"Senate Republicans should block everything that doesn't include everything; which means they should block any piece of legislation that does not include either permanent or two-year extensions of the income tax, estate tax, capital gains tax, and dividend tax rates. If Senate Republicans allow any of these pieces to be cut up, they will never be made permanent, nor will they be extended.
"It's a hard line to take, but Senate Republicans must hold the line to prevent any taxes from going up, especially on job creators. The unemployment rate has been at or above 9.4 percent for 18 consecutive months, the worst economic climate since the Great Depression. We need to create jobs, not increase the tax burden for American businesses at a time when the U.S. is already globally uncompetitive."