Tax and Appropriations

Hoyer Discusses the Fiscal Cliff on MSNBC's "NOW With Alex Wagner"

For Immediate Release:

December 12, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Discusses the Fiscal Cliff on MSNBC's "NOW With Alex Wagner"

“Everything's on the table. That doesn't mean we're for what's going to be on the table, but we need to have a full consideration of the whole gamut of things that are creating this issue and that can solve this issue. We need to not go over the fiscal cliff. We need to come to an agreement, and the President, I think, is working hard to get there.”

Approaching the Fiscal Cliff: More Calls for Balanced Solution, Preventing Middle Class Tax Increase

For Immediate Release:

December 11, 2012

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Weekend Update: More Republicans Agree with Raising Rates on the Wealthy

Over the weekend, more Republicans joined with lawmakers like Senator Tom Coburn and Congressman Steve LaTourette in saying that higher tax rates for the top 2 percent of incomes will be part of any balanced agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. Senator Bob Corker said on Fox News Sunday:

A Growing Chorus of Common Sense

More and more Republicans are joining the chorus calling for a balanced, bipartisan solution to the fiscal cliff that protects middle-class families while asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share through higher tax rates.  As Dana Milibank says in his Washington Post column:

Hoyer Discusses the Fiscal Cliff on MSNBC's "The Ed Show"

For Immediate Release:

December 5, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Discusses the Fiscal Cliff on MSNBC's "The Ed Show"

When I say everything needs to be on the table… I want everybody to put their cards on the table and tell me what they’re going to do. … Now there’s some things we are absolutely not going to do… we’re not going to voucherize Medicare, we are not going to privatize Social Security. We believe very strongly that we need additional revenues if we’re going to get our country on a fiscally sound basis.

Welcome to the Club, Sen. Coburn

In case you haven’t seen it already, we wanted to pass along Sen. Tom Coburn’s common-sense remarks on the need to include revenues in an agreement to prevent the fiscal cliff. And by “revenues,” he means “rates.”

From MSNBC’s “Moring Joe” today:

Hoyer Discusses the Need for a Balanced Solution to the Fiscal Cliff on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

For Immediate Release:

December 5, 2012

Contact:

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Discusses the Need for a Balanced Solution to the Fiscal Cliff on CNBC's "Squawk Box"

“All I said yesterday was … we need a balanced package and we need to all come to the table honestly, realizing we have differences of opinion, but also realizing this is a math problem. It shouldn't be a philosophical problem or ideological or partisan problem, it's a math problem. We have to get America on a fiscally sustainable path and in order to do that, we’re going to have to have a balanced package. We’re going to have to look at additional revenues.”