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Eric Cantor statement on tax cut vote

"We will do everything in our power to stop President Obama and Speaker Pelosi from raising taxes on working families, small business people, and investors. Raising taxes in this environment is a non-starter for me and millions of American small business people who are struggling to keep the lights on and meet their payroll obligations.

"The legislation that Leader Hoyer announced he'd bring before the House would raise taxes on many small business people and families. That is a non-starter. A bipartisan majority of the House would support a clean bill to ensure that no American faces a tax increase in this difficult economic environment. We call on Speaker Pelosi and President Obama to allow all members of the House -- Republican and Democrat -- to vote on legislation that would prevent tax increases for every American."

By Greg Sargent  | November 19, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
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