We support the tax cuts deal

These shortfalls in the bill should not be a surprise in a Washington still controlled by Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama who campaigned on raising taxes. What should be a surprise is that we have this opportunity to avert the coming tax disaster under their leadership. While changes to the compromise may mean we need to abandon our support, we support the framework of this compromise as we know it today. Ultimately, we want fundamental tax reform and serious spending cuts so Washington may be both less of a burden on the economy and also live within the means taxpayers are willing to provide. We believe this compromise puts us in a better position to achieve those goals than letting tax rates go up dramatically on January 1st, 2011. We hope you agree.