Representative Gibson now says he signed his pledge in 2010 when he was a candidate for Congress. But the pledge was made to the people of New York’s 20th congressional district. Since then, the new Census mandated a redrawing of the district lines which included changing the number of the district Gibson was in. So his office now claims: “Congressman Gibson doesn’t plan to re-sign it for the 19th Congressional District, which he now represents (the pledge is to your constituents of a numbered district).”
Second, Gibson followed through on his no-no-tax pledge by casting a half-wit vote for a fiscal cliff bill that FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe referred to as “an epic fail”. Gibson’s vote supported an ill-conceived bill that Kibbe explains will “raise income tax rates for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year”, and it was a vote cast in haste – only three minutes after being introduced to the Senate.
“… lawmakers’ decision not to reverse a scheduled increase in the payroll tax that finances Social Security, while widely expected, still means that about 77 percent of households will pay a larger share of income.”
The average family making $50,000 per year will see their paychecks drop by $83.33 per month ($1,000/year).The average family making $75,000 per year will see their paychecks drop by $125.00 per month ($1,500/year).The average family making $100,000 per year will see their paychecks drop by $166.67 per month ($2,000/year).
“Read their lips: Republicans just voted for higher taxes.”