Carter Votes No on Payroll Tax Cut Extension, Higher Deficits

Statement

By:  John Carter
Date: Feb. 17, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

House Republican Conference Secretary John Carter continued a tradition of bucking House and Senate GOP Leaders in voting a resounding no today on the Payroll Tax Cut Extension, which will add $100 billion to the federal deficit.

"Enough's enough, no more," said Carter, who withdrew support for the measure after House and Senate conference negotiators failed to provide spending cuts to offset the payroll tax cut extension. "We cannot continue to cave in to the Obama Administration's economy-destroying deficits," said Carter. "We were given back the House last November by the people of America to stop the pending bankruptcy of our federal government, and this bill increases those deficits by $100 billion."