Key Vote Alert – “NO” on Senate Fiscal Cliff Bill (HR 8)



“NO” on Senate Fiscal Cliff Deal (HR 8)

The Club for Growth urges all House members to vote “NO” on the Senate fiscal cliff deal (HR 8). Consideration of the bill could happen as early as today. The vote on the plan will be included in the Club’s 2012 Congressional Scorecard.

Once again, Congress is conducting “business as usual” in Washington. This bill raises taxes immediately with the promise of cutting spending later. Tax rates will go up on marginal income, capital gains, dividends, and even certain estates when a person passes away. But it also delays the sequester for at least two months, breaking the promise made by Congress in 2011 to cut government spending. And, among other things, it includes an unpaid for extension of unemployment benefits.

The Senate passed this bill in the middle of the night in the hopes of avoiding public scrutiny. Now that the bill’s contents are known, we urge all House members to oppose this anti-growth proposal.

Our Congressional Scorecard for the 112th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to our members and to the public.