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December 6, 2012

Stand by that pledge

IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | In The News | Media Hit
  Washington Times

Stand fast, keep your promise, says a coalition of interest groups that implore lawmakers not to waver on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, even as Democrats and select Republicans insist that the only alternative to the "fiscal cliff" is instant compromise. Not so, says the coalition.

"Some members have said they will repudiate their pledge to taxpayers but attempt to hold the line on rate increases to achieve a 'deal' with the Obama administration. We urge you to reject this line of thinking. We urge you to reject tax increases, refocus negotiations on spending cuts and entitlement reform, where they belong, and send a strong signal to Americans they can count on their elected representatives to look out for them in the upcoming budget negotiations," they state, noting that negotiated trade between tax increases and spending cuts will lead to tax increases and no real spending cuts.

The letter was signed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, American Commitment, Less Government, R Street Institute, Family Research Council, Accuracy in Media, Capital Research Center, Institute for Policy Innovation, National Taxpayers Union, Rio Grande Foundation, Cascade Policy Institute, the Maine Heritage Policy Center, Let Freedom Ring, American Conservative Union, the National Center for Public Policy Research, Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Center for Individual Freedom, GOProud and 60 Plus Association.


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