Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy On The White House-GOP Deal On Tax Cuts

I strongly favor tax cuts for working and middle income Americans but I am not willing to add at least $700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to multi-millionaires.  One of the biggest mistakes in the last administration was to wage two wars without paying for them while cutting taxes for the most wealthy.

I will support President Obama when he is right and oppose the President when he is wrong.  I feel the President is wrong to make this deal.  

I am first and foremost a Vermonter and I will express my Vermont values.  This deal is wrong for most Vermonters, and it is wrong for our country.

To view a graphic from the Washington Post comparing the tax plans, please click here.

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