17 Dec '11, 2am

Republicans Hijack Tax-Cut Bill, Deliver Bonus to Big Oil

Press contact: Ed Chen, 202-203-8765, [email protected]; Elizabeth Heyd, 202-725-0648, [email protected] If you are not a member of the press, please write to us at [email protected] or see our contact page Republicans Hijack Tax-Cut Bill, Deliver Bonus to Big Oil NRDC: Obama Needs to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline WASHINGTON (December 16, 2011) – The following is a statement by Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, director of the international program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, in response to the agreement reached to extend the payroll tax cut: "Special interest riders do not belong in legislation designed to help the American people. Republicans took the payroll tax-cut extension bill hostage and delivered a year-end bonus to Big Oil. The president went along in order to save hard-working Americans from a tax increase on January 1, 2012. We get that. “But with the Republicans fo...

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