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Sensenbrenner Opposes Legislation that adds $89 billion to the Deficit

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Washington, February 17, 2012 | Amanda Infield (202 225 5101) | comments

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) issued this statement regarding his opposition to H.R. 3630, the Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011, which according to the Congressional Budget Office will add $89.3 billion to the deficit:

“This legislation is unfunded and adds upwards of $89 billion to the deficit. Our debt has reached crisis level, and we can’t continue to spend money we don’t have and borrow from foreign creditors. Our national credit card is maxed out, and going another $89 billion into the red will only inflict more harm on our economy and discourage job creation.”

“This Administration’s failed policies have done nothing more than discourage private sector job creation and expand government. Job creators are deciding to stay on the sidelines, rather than expand and hire, because of increasing health care costs and regulations handed down from this Administration. There are too many Americans out of work today. We need to restore faith in our economy, and I am committed to enacting pro-growth solutions that rein in our debt, encourage private sector opportunity, and give certainty to our job creators.”

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