December 05,2011

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Hatch on Democrats’ Latest Political Payroll Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following statement today after Senate Democrats announced their latest payroll tax proposal:

“It’s hard for the majority to call this a compromise when the other side hasn’t been involved.  Frankly, the only thing bipartisan about this latest political gambit is opposition to the permanent tax hike on small businesses to pay for temporary one-year tax policy.  With the long list of things Congress has to get done by the end of the year and the clock ticking, it’s pretty mystifying that the majority is pursuing more political show votes that won’t go anywhere.”