Statement of Conservative Policy

Statement of Conservative Policy

Yesterday morning, the Obama Administration released a Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) on H.R.3630, the Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011. In layman’s terms, President Obama threatened to veto the bill. Interesting, nearly every single one of his arguments for opposing the bill, which warrants serious consideration, could be used against the proposals put for by Senate Democrats.  So, we took the liberty of writing up a SAP for the administration.

Statement of Administration Policy
S.1944 – Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011
(Sen. Casey, D-PA, and 5 others)

The administration strongly oppose S.1944. With only days left before taxes go up for 160 million hardworking Americans, S.1944 plays politics at the expense of middle-class families. S.1944 breaks the bipartisan agreement that taxes should never be increased during a recession, by increasing taxes on job-creators and other hardworking Americans, and would inevitably lead to less economic growth and continually high unemployment. Furthermore, S.1944 seeks to pit one group of Americans against another, while giving a free pass to expansive growth of government.

Instead of working together to find a serious approach that will actually pass both Houses of Congress, S.1944 instead represents a calculated choice to refight old political battles over taxes and introduce big-government, wealth redistribution policies into what should be a simple debate about cutting taxes for the middle class.

This debate should not be about scoring political points. This debate should be about cutting taxes and growing the economy.

If the President were presented with S.1944, he would veto the bill.


This mock SAP is brought to you by conservatives tired of Presidential hypocrisy.

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