“In my view, it is a moral outrage that at a time when this country has a $13.8 trillion national debt, a collapsing middle class and a growing gap between the very rich and everybody else that the Republicans would deny extended unemployment benefits to 2 million workers who are desperately struggling to pay their bills and maintain their dignity. It is also beyond comprehension that the Republicans would hold hostage the entire middle class of this country so that millionaires and billionaires would receive huge tax breaks. In my view, that is not what this country is about and it is not what the American people want to see. Our job is to save the disappearing middle class, not lower taxes for people who are already extraordinarily wealthy and increase the national debt that our children and grandchildren would have to pay.Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth had some comments about the deal:
“The immediate political task in front of us is to rally the American people so that in the next several weeks we can find at least a few Republicans who will join us in saying no to increasing the deficit by giving tax breaks to the wealthy and no to holding the unemployed and the middle class hostage.
“I believe that we have the American people on our side on this issue. My office, and I come from a small state, has received more than 600 calls today, 99 percent of them in opposition to this so-called compromise that the president negotiated with the Republicans.
“I will do everything in my power to stand up for the American middle class and defeat this agreement.”
Based on what has been announced so far, Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District said he would vote against it.At a time when so many Republicans campaigned AGAINST DEFICIT SPENDING, how in the hell do they campaign for the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans?!?
“At a time when so many American families are struggling, it is morally and economically indefensible to give millionaires a tax break that is more than most Louisvillians make in a year,” the Kentuckian said in a statement.