Issa: Vote on Tax Breaks or Resign

September 27, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C. - Following the statement today by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) that the Congress is not likely to vote on extending tax cuts that would benefit all Americans until after the November 2nd midterm elections, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said today that if Democrats are willing to leave Washington without acting on tax relief for the American people, they might as well resign:

“This is embarrassing.  For the second time in three months, Congressional Democrats want to leave Washington so they can focus on trying to keep their jobs, while abdicating their responsibilities as members of Congress.  How is it that we have time to vote on post offices and listen to testimony from a comedian, but can’t seem to manage the time to have a straight up-or-down vote on a tax cut that will benefit all Americans?

“Every Democrat in Congress should be appealing to Speaker Pelosi to allow this vote before adjourning.  There isn’t a single American who would be able to keep their job if they didn’t it, Congress should be no different.  Does anyone really believe that politicians will be more willing to act in the best interests of the American people after they’ve been voted out of office, rather than before?  If Congressional Democrats refuse to put the interests of the American people ahead of politics, they should just resign, because this whole thing is disgraceful.”

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