“I have reviewed the agreement reached by the President and Republican leaders on tax cuts, and I will support this agreement. … [T]he President has shown real leadership in reaching a deal that gives almost 90% of the benefits to the middle class and unemployed people. At the end of the day, this is about the economy, plain and simple.
“[W]e must give help to the 2 million unemployed Americans who are about to lose assistance. We must give tax cuts to the middle class and small businesses to help them and to help get our economy moving. We must create jobs. This deal achieves these vital goals, saving typical middle class families thousands of dollars in taxes and creating over a million jobs according to top economists. We should now come together and pass it.”
—Rep. Paul Hodes on why he supports President Obama’s tax cut compromise.