- 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.

 

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