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Isakson Statement on Fiscal Cliff Agreement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., issued the following statement in the wake of today’s 89-8 vote in the U.S. Senate for the fiscal cliff agreement.

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“This 11th-hour negotiation is no way to run a country, but I voted for this agreement because it protects 99 percent of Americans from a tax increase, permanently protects tens of thousands of farmers and family businesses from having to pay the estate tax upon the death of a loved one, and permanently fixes the alternative minimum tax to protect some 30 million households a year from having to pay it. I am also pleased that this agreement reinstates the pay freeze for members of Congress. Now, it is time for the president to get serious about spending cuts and entitlement reforms, and I look forward to enacting significant measures in the coming weeks that will reduce our debt.”

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