For Immediate Release: April 16, 2012
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Statement from Iowa GOP Chairman Spiker on the Buffett Tax
DES MOINES â€“ Today, Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker released the following statement regarding the Buffett Tax vote in the U.S. Senate.
â€œThere is one thing you need to know about President Obamaâ€™s Buffett Tax â€“ it wonâ€™t help a single Iowa family find a job. The facts are simple, President Obama has once again chosen politics over fixing the economy,â€ said Chairman Spiker.
â€œThe Presidentâ€™s hard sell on this tax has been all over the place. First, Obama claimed the Buffett Tax would, â€˜stabilize our debt and deficit for the next ten years,â€™ and when that was proven false, he claimed it wasnâ€™t meant for deficit reduction. President Obama has changed his explanation for this tax no less than six times, but not once did he claim this tax would improve the economy or help folks find a job â€“ and thatâ€™s what this all boils down to â€“ a shiny object that does nothing to help struggling Americans.
â€œPresident Obama should be focused on fixing the economy, but heâ€™s spending his time rolling out political gimmicks. This President is focused on saving one job â€“ his ownâ€“ and heâ€™s resorted to the politics of division and envy to achieve his goal.
â€œI applaud the Senate for voting down Obamaâ€™s Buffett gimmick. Iowa families deserve better; they deserve real leadership and someone who is focused on helping Americans struggling in this economy.â€