Victims' Rights Caucus

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - In December, I supported the House-passed bill that would have extended the payroll tax cut for one year without adding to the federal budget deficit. Today, Congress passed a bill that would extend the payroll tax cut but will increase the federal budget deficit by $101 billion (plus interest) in just this year alone. I voted no. This will save Americans a minimal amount in the short term, while saddling them with even more debt in the long term. Since the bill does not provide for a way to put money back into the Social Security Trust Fund , this is not a  tax cut it is a  Social Security Cut. Using borrowed money to pay for expensive legislation is the type of irresponsible behavior that has gotten us into this fiscal crisis in the first place.

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