FRC Action, the legislative arm of the Family Research Council, declared its opposition to House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) fiscal cliff "Plan B" in a statement Thursday:
Congress and previous administrations has brought us to the so-called "fiscal cliff," and President Obama seems determined to drive the nation over the edge. Current negotiations have floated the idea of a compromise called "Plan B," which would significantly increase the taxes of America's job creators.
Congress should know better. Tax increases on those who provide jobs does not grow the economy. Yet this is exactly what House leadership is doing under the "Plan B" proposal. If Congress is going to fix the debt crisis it needs to cut government spending -- not raise taxes.
They need to focus on a real solution to the problem: cutting spending. "Plan B" raises taxes and surrenders the debt ceiling issue before a single dollar of promised cuts is made. This is dangerous territory that puts taxpayers on the hook for untold future spending.
Congress needs to hear from you! Contact your Representative and tell him or her to not compromise America's workforce by putting job creators out of business with crippling taxes. The House is set to vote this week, so please contact Congress today.