CONGRESSMAN JIM SENSENBRENNER - PROUDLY SERVING WISCONSIN‘S 5TH DISTRICT

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Sensenbrenner Statement on Fiscal Cliff

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Washington, Dec 29, 2012 | Amanda Infield (202-225-5101) | comments

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) released this statement today on the President's lack of leadership to avoid the fiscal cliff:

"On the eve of a fiscal disaster, President Obama has simply refused to negotiate.  The Administration is spinning hard to convince the American people that the expiring Bush tax cuts will only affect the rich, but in fact, the middle class will be hit hardest—the very group our President claims to be protecting.

"The summit between President Obama and the House and Senate leadership produced no movement.  The offer the President made is the same offer he made last week.  It’s all politics and no compromise.  It’s past time for the President to lead.  Instead, as the ball drops, he’s dropped the ball."

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