Snowe Statement on the Middle Class Tax Relief Act

For far too long, the possibility of Washington increasing taxes on all Americans has inhibited our potential for economic growth at a time when we can least afford it.  The passage of this two-year extension of current law – while not perfect – will protect Americans’ hard-earned paychecks and provide necessary certainty in federal tax policy so that job creators and families can make appropriate decisions about taking risks, investing in the future, planning their budgets, and putting more people back to work.