Ann Kuster says extending the payroll tax cut is a “no-brainer.” If Congress refuses, she says, nearly one million Americans will lose their jobs, economic growth will slow and the country could fall into another recession. “So why does Bass want to raise taxes on hard-working New Hampshire families?” Kuster asks.
We can cut payroll taxes for hardworking New Hampshire families and help stimulate the economic recovery. A household earning $50,000 a year would get a $1,500 tax cut – $125 to spend every month on food, gas and other essentials. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office even says that cutting payroll taxes is more effective at promoting economic growth than tax breaks for the rich.
Yet Congressman Charlie Bass has voted to protect tax breaks for billionaires and Big Oil while blocking this critical middle-class tax cut. No wonder New Hampshire voters believe Congress is broken.
This debate shows Bass’s true colors: He supports tax breaks for billionaires and Big Oil but opposes tax relief for 160 million hard-working Americans.
Ask Congressman Bass, whose side are you on anyway?