Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas


February 17, 2012

Washington, DC- Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) today voted to protect seniors by opposing a payroll tax agreement that took funds from the Social Security account with no plan to replace them. The proposal the House passed in December fully reimbursed the cost of the Social Security payroll tax holiday and should have been passed.

"This agreement directly affects seniors by robbing Social Security with no plan to reimburse it. The President is trying to divert the public from his failed policies through a politically convenient tax holiday. Apparently, the President now accepts our core conservative belief that tax relief is good for American workers and the economy, and we will hold his feet to the fire when we begin debate on extending the Bush tax cuts for all Americans. He cannot support tax relief only when it is politically beneficial. I will be leading the charge to make the tax cuts permanent and provide the kind of meaningful relief the hard-working taxpayers and our economy desperately need."


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