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Hoyer, interviewed on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” expressed his frustration over what he said was the
Hoyer said the majority of the nation’s people approved of a tax cut for those earning less than
“The president and the congress are confronted with an increase in middle income taxes if we continue to have gridlock and no extension of unemployment insurance. Both of those will undermine the economy, and the President obviously made a judgment,” Hoyer said.
“We’re going to have to determine whether we’re going to make a similar judgment as to whether or not putting the economy at risk and putting millions of Americans at risk in their homes and their families in surviving or whether or not we’re going to play a game of political chicken. Unfortunately, the Republicans have been prepared to play that game in protecting the wealthiest in our country. We don’t want to put the non-wealthy in our country at such risk.”