Dec. 21, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement demanding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid convene a conference committee on the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits extensions:
"Whether one agrees with extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits or not, the clear constitutional procedure when there are differences between House and Senate legislation is to convene a conference committee. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid simply has no excuse for keeping the American people in the dark about what their effective taxes are going to be once the New Year begins. He should do his job and immediately name Senate conferees to get to work, or else he'll have nobody to blame but himself come January.
"This could easily be resolved before year's end, but Reid, for the moment, seems to prefer to pretend there is no such thing as a conference committee. This stalemate is the fault of Reid, the liberal Democrats and Obama for refusing to deal honestly with the House-passed measure to resolve the problem."
"Payroll tax holiday blues," ALG Senior Editor Robert Romano, Dec. 21, 2011 at http://netrightdaily.com/2011/12/payroll-tax-holiday-blues/ .
"Payroll Tax 'Holiday' Another Christmas Tree Monster," ALG Senior Editor Robert Romano, Dec. 20, 2011 at http://netrightdaily.com/2011/12/payroll-tax-holiday-another-christmas-tree-monster/ .
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