Roth Statement at the Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999 Enrollment Ceremony
WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth, Jr. (R-DE) today delivered the following remarks at the Taxpayer Refund and Relief Act of 1999 Enrollment Ceremony:
"It is inexcusable that with a $3 trillion government surplus, taxes are the highest they've been in 50 years," Roth stated. "It's inexcusable that taxpayers are having difficulty saving for retirement, sending their children to college, and taking care of their elderly parents.
"President Clinton's veto of the tax bill will say a lot to the American people.
"A veto says no to a reduction in taxes for middle and lower income families.
"A veto says no to making health insurance more affordable for Americans.
"A veto says no to making child care more affordable and more accessible.
"A veto says no to making college more affordable.
"A veto says no to relieving the marriage penalty.
"A veto says no to expanding IRA opportunities.
"This broad-based tax relief benefits everyone; a veto benefits no one.
"Mr. President, please read this bill. Please reconsider your actions. Please help the American people."
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