Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Speaker Boehner threatened to create another partisan, manufactured crisis that will harm America's middle class:
“Republicans are once again choosing millionaires over the middle class and Speaker Boehner is threatening to take our nation into another manufactured crisis that will harm America's families.
“Democrats will again fight to extend the tax cut for the middle class and work to ensure that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share as we reduce our deficit.
“As Speaker Boehner makes partisan demands here in Washington, America's middle class understands that this debate affects them. Democrats will hold fast to our priorities of creating jobs and strengthening the middle class, not millionaires, Big Oil, and corporations that ship jobs overseas.
“While the Republicans continue to protect millionaires and the special interests, Democrats are committed to acting quickly to ensure certainty for America's middle class and small businesses.”