Dec. 21, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement responding to the failure in the House of the Plan B tax increase:
"Nobody takes any joy in the embarrassing failure of Speaker Boehner's Plan B tax increase, but he was willing to trade the only brand Republicans have as the anti-tax party—in exchange for nothing.
"Now his only salvation is to rally his conference around a strategy that ensures the American economy will be on sound footing in 2013. When Congress returns after the New Year, the only legislation considered by the House should contain permanent tax relief for all Americans, accepts the sequester cuts, defunds Obamacare, and includes a 1-to-1 ratio of $1 trillion of immediate spending cuts for a $1 trillion increase in the debt ceiling.
"The House will have acted responsibly in the face of Obama's desire to go over the cliff. The least they can do is ensure there are no more such cliffs in the future, and that this will never happen again. If House Republicans can find the courage to lead, the American people will follow."
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