By Refusing to Compromise, GOP Chooses Not to Govern for the Middle Class

For Immediate Release:

August 1, 2012


Katie GrantDaniel Reilly, 202-225-3130

Extending tax cuts for the middle class is a concept that both parties agree on, yet Republicans refuse to compromise to provide economic certainty to American families.  So far this Congress, the GOP has created a record of obstruction, ignoring critical bipartisan Senate bills.  Instead of working across the aisle, House Republicans have wasted time on political messaging bills that protect the wealthiest in the country while ignoring the issues facing the middle class.

 Walk Away GOP’s Incomplete To-do List


     Pass a Comprehensive Jobs Plan



     Extend Middle Class Tax Cuts



     Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act



     Postal Reform



     Farm Bill



     Reach a Big, Bold and Balanced Plan to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

What the Walk Away GOP Has Done Instead:

Holding middle class tax cuts hostage to tax cuts for the wealthy

Over 30 attempts to repeal the health care reform law, which would take
     away important health care protections from millions of Americans

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