Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I-CT) issued the following statement today on the tax measures:
"Today, I voted against both the Democratic and Republican tax proposals because they each fell far short of the comprehensive, bipartisan and balanced approach that is urgently needed to create jobs and restore economic growth. It is long past time to end the political posturing and begin the hard work of getting our deficit under control. To achieve that objective, it will require that all Americans make some sacrifices. It will require additional revenue and genuine entitlement reform. Fortunately, there is already a bi-partisan blueprint for action -- the Bowles-Simpson plan -- and I urge my colleagues to work together to forge an agreement along these lines. We have taken the political votes today, tomorrow we should begin work on a genuine plan to get our country out of this fiscal mess."