I am disappointed to see Congressman Johnson take the position he did on the Bush tax cuts. Congressman Johnson has the ability to vote for an extension of the Bush era tax cuts that would help so many in his district, but instead he continues to vote with his Republican leadership and against the constituents of his district.
The current plan offered by the Senate would allow for an extension of the tax cuts for those making up to $250,000 a year. Those who make $50,000 a year would continue, on average, see a savings of $1,000 per year. In these hard times those funds mean a great deal. The Senate bill would also save the federal government $3.9 trillion in tax revenue and that could help lower our skyrocketing national deficit. I am shocked Congressman Johnson is voting against this policy.
Instead of focusing on creating jobs, House Republicans are working to protect nations most wealthy. Income levels taken from the 2010 U.S. Census show that of the 249,767 households that comprise Ohio's sixth congressional district, only 1.3 percent, 3,314 households, have an income level of $200,000 or above.
Once again, Congressman Bill Johnson is putting the millionaires on Wall Street above his constituents on Main Street