Pelosi Statement on President Obama’s Call to Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after President Obama called for the extension of tax cuts for all Americans making up to $250,000 per year:

“Today, President Obama once again stood firmly with America’s middle class and small businesses.  Democrats and the President have always fought for an extension of the tax cuts for middle-income families to offer greater relief and economic certainty to all working Americans.

“Once again, Republicans must decide: will they continue to hold middle class tax cuts hostage to tax breaks for the wealthiest or will they agree to pass the middle class tax cuts we all agree should become law?

“Republicans have failed to put forward a plan to create jobs or end the outsourcing of American jobs, and continue to waste valuable time on bills to nowhere.  We must work together to extend tax cuts for the middle class, put people to work, and grow our economy.”