- Associated Press - Thursday, December 16, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, said on Thursday he won’t vote for the massive tax-cut package coming before the House on Thursday because he believes it “will do little to create jobs.”

Mr. Pence, the No. 3 House Republican, told NBC’s “Today” it is a “tough call” because no Republican wants to see taxes go up.

But he said the package’s two-year extension of Bush-era tax cuts, negotiated between President Obama and Senate Republicans, “is not going to create investment.”

Mr. Pence said Congress needs to “take a breath” and vote on making the tax cuts permanent.

Most of the objections to the bill have come from liberals protesting its extension of tax cuts for the wealthy, but some conservatives recently have raised objections to its temporary nature.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide