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Biden "Middle Class Buried the Last Four Years." Does Niki Tsongas Agree?

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Location: Westford, MA

Vice President Joe Biden made his latest gaffe yesterday, pointing out what too many people in this country have experienced, that the middle class has been buried under the Obama Administration.

The Vice President said to a crowd in North Carolina yesterday, "How they can justify raising taxes on a middle class that has been buried the last four years?" He was referring to the Romney/Ryan plan to extend the existing tax cuts to EVERYONE including the middle class, a message that has been skewed by Niki Tsongas and the democrats who want to extend tax cuts to just a portion of the population.

Republican Congressional candidate, Jon Golnik quickly pointed out the misleading wordplay by the Democrats.

"Let's start with the Joe Biden/Niki Tsongas message of "refusing to vote to extend tax cuts to only a portion of those who already receive them is a tax hike', it's not. I support extending tax cuts to everyone as you do not raise taxes on employers at a time when unemployment is so high and the business climate so bleak," said Golnik. "Biden and Tsongas supported a stunt legislation they knew wouldn't pass for the sole purpose of skewing it and using it in political stump speeches. Now is not the time to play political games with people's wallets. Let's extend these tax cuts for everyone and stop "burying' the middle class for political gain."

Vice President Biden was right, however. Under the policies supported by this Administration and Niki Tsongas, the middle class has been buried. Medicare received a $700 million cut, unemployment has hiked to 8.1%, and the tax extensions, including those for the middle class, will run out in January. Beyond this, every man, woman and child faces $50,000 debt under our current historic national debt and Obamacare will cost 6 million Americans an average $1200 tax, and the large majority of those people are in the middle class.

"And the budget office analysis found that nearly 80 percent of those who'll face the penalty would be making up to or less than five times the federal poverty level. Currently that would work out to $55,850 or less for an individual and $115,250 or less for a family of four. Average penalty: about $1,200 in 2016." Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people, By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

"I absolutely agree with Vice President Biden that the middle class has been buried by the policies of this Administration and Niki Tsongas, who has supported every job-killing legislation she was given the chance to vote for. Joe Biden recognizes it, does Representative Tsongas? It is time we had some real discussions about how to help the middle class and the best answer is job growth. We need to get this economy going again, and as a Congressman, that will be my priority," Golnik said.


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