Congressman Gosar Votes to Keep Money in Taxpayers’ Pockets and Stop the Tax Hike

Aug 1, 2012 Issues: Tax Reform



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Congressman Gosar Votes to Keep Money in Taxpayers’ Pockets and Stop the Tax Hike

Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) voted for the Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012  (H.R. 8), legislation to protect America’s small businesses and families by extending current income tax rates for one year. The House voted 256 to 171 to stop the tax hike, which would raise the average Arizona family’s taxes by an estimated $3,341.

“As taxpayers, we know that Washington does not have a revenue problem—it has a spending problem,” said Congressman Gosar. “Washington cannot solve our debt crisis by demanding more money from hard-working taxpayers.  Today, I joined my colleagues in the House in voting to continue a tax system that allows families and business owners to decide how to use more of their hard-earned money to bolster America’s entrepreneurial spirit, protect over 700,000 jobs and strengthen our economy.”

“In addition, I look forward to considering comprehensive tax reform in the 113th Congress to enact a flatter, fairer tax code that will bolster American prosperity and provide certainty to American job creators.”

The Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act would prevent a tax hike of more than $4 trillion from taking place over the next decade. For 41 consecutive months, the U.S. unemployment rate has hovered above or remained at 8%.  A recent independent study by Ernest and Young found that a tax increase, especially with such a fragile economy, would destroy over 700,000 American jobs. Stopping the tax hike—a $300 billion tax hike this January—will allow for the United States to grow and return to prosperity.

As a small business owner Congressman Gosar has always been a strong advocate for free enterprise and smaller government.