FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 1, 2013
Contact: Bill Rivers at 202-228-6837
SEN. TOOMEY ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE FISCAL CLIFF
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) this morning issued the following statement on the fiscal cliff:
"One of my top priorities since coming to Congress has been to pursue policies that maximize economic growth and job creation. Lower taxes do both. Consistent with this commitment, today, I voted to protect 99 percent of taxpayers from a large tax increase. In addition, we made this tax relief permanent, thereby establishing the predictability necessary to promote economic growth and job creation. Neither side got everything it wanted in this deal. I had to accept provisions I did not like – my preference would have been to avoid higher taxes for all Americans. But I believe this legislation is the best we could do for taxpayers and job seekers in Pennsylvania."