June 12, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to refuse granting trade adjustment assistance in a vote today that includes a new tax increase, according to Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.), who said, “The Democrats that were upset about the sequester on Medicare in order to pay for Trade Adjustment Authority…they were able to get the Republicans to change the revenue—so now the revenue comes from some better way of collecting taxes”:
“Americans for Limited Government urges a no vote on trade adjustment assistance. It is just another big government program that needs to end. To make matters worse, trade adjustment assistance is paid for with a tax increase under a new deal struck. It is absurd to raise taxes to pay for a program to benefit unions that big labor is lobbying against. Congress must stop the trade adjustment tax increase, and block this union handout.”
Bridenstine: Trade adjust assistance includes tax increase, by Alex Swoyer, June 11, 2015 at http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/11/exclusive-jim-bridenstine-stands-up-for-oklahoma-no-need-to-cede-negotiating-authority-to-obama/
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