Former Virginia Gov. and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine released a statement yesterday regarding the ongoing stalemate in Washington over a payroll tax cut extension.
He said, “This is exactly why the American people are fed up with Congress and why we need more leaders in Washington who know how to find common ground. Both parties have known for nearly a year that the payroll tax cut would expire this month. Rather than taking proactive steps to reach an agreement in a timely manner, Congress engaged in partisan jockeying and delay tactics. Too many in Washington view every vote as an opportunity to forward a partisan agenda. For months, I’ve urged Congress to seek common ground on an extension of this tax cut which economists believe is essential to our continued growth and economic recovery.”