Feb. 16, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement responding to a deal to extend the payroll tax holiday, unemployment benefits, and the "doc fix" for another year without paying for it:
"This is a severe disappointment. This is a deal that will hasten the bankruptcy of Social Security, add over $100 billion to the debt, and dispirit the base of voters who swept Republicans into a majority in the House in 2010. When critics claim there is little difference between the two parties, this is what they're talking about. This is a win for none other than the political class in Washington, D.C. The American people once again lack representation. Who's looking out for the interests of the taxpayer?
"Now it is up to individual members of the House and Senate to oppose and hopefully defeat this bill despite the position of party leadership. No deal is better than a bad deal."
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