FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 13, 2011
CONTACT: Genevieve Frye Rozansky
Broken Entitlement System Must be Reformed Before Reducing Dedicated Revenue Sources
Washington, D.C. – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today voted against H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax relief and Jobs Creation Act of 2011.
“Simply put, we can’t keep passing one-year extensions and promising to pay for them over 10 years,” said Flake. “We’re unable to compel future Congresses to carry out any budgetary measures put in place now, so there’s nothing to ensure that this extension is paid for in the future.”
“We all concede that our entitlement system is broken. If we don’t have the courage to reform entitlement programs, we shouldn’t be siphoning off their dedicated revenue.”