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Perlmutter Critical Of House Republicans' Plan B

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter criticized Republican leadership for offering a spending plan that gives more tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans while RAISING taxes (Plan B) on the majority of hardworking Americans , students and seniors and barely touches reducing the deficit.

"Tax relief and certainty today is not only the right thing to do, it is the best holiday gift we can give Americans. Instead, Republican leadership in Congress want to offer 'Plan B' which does not provide the kind of certainty and relief our country needs going into the end of this year," said Perlmutter. "The Republican 'Plan B' RAISES taxes on most Americans and cuts taxes only for the wealthiest. We need a 'Plan A' which includes a responsible balance between both revenue and spending cuts. I encourage the Speaker to focus on the current negotiations with the President and reach a deal for the American people."

Additionally, Perlmutter continues to fight for an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) which will save thousands of private sector jobs here in Colorado and across the nation.

"We can't wait to pass these measures. Americans need certainty their taxes won't go up next year and our wind industry small businesses need certainty to invest for the future. These measures have bipartisan support and the President will sign them. Let's work together and get these done," said Perlmutter.

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