Congressional Candidate Julian Schreibman, from NY-22, tells Republicans: Don't Raise the Payroll Tax

February 15, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Politics News
February 15, 2012, Kingston, NY - Congress must act to protect our citizens from a payroll tax increase, says Julian Schreibman, candidate for the US House of Representatives from NY-22.

"With only two weeks left to act, Republican leaders in Congress finally appear ready to join with Democrats to prevent a tax hike that would hit 160 million people right in their paychecks. This tax hike would not only harm working families but also our economy.

"While Republicans in Washington have never seen a tax break or special deal they didn't like when it's for the privileged and well-connected, they have held this common-sense tax cut for average Americans hostage to their political agenda. It's a matter of fairness. It's time to put the interests of middle-class taxpayers first.

"Republicans representing New Yorkers in Congress should join with Democrats and do the right thing for the middle class. It would be irresponsible to derail our recovery by taking more money from the pockets of our people. This is no time to raise payroll taxes."

On January 31, 2012, Ulster County native Julian Schreibman announced his candidacy to succeed Maurice Hinchey in NY's 22nd Congressional District, where he grew up and is raising his family.

Julian served as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of NY fighting drug trafficking and white collar crime, as Ulster County Senior Assistant District Attorney, and as an Assistant General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency working on international terrorism cases, among others. In 2002, Julian received the Distinguished Service Award from the US Attorney General for assisting in the prosecution and conviction of four al Qaeda terrorists for the bombing of two U.S. embassies (United States v. Osama bin Laden).

Julian Schreibman is running for Congress to bring his independent voice and common sense priorities to Washington: for a strong economy with prosperity built on good jobs; for a fair tax system in which the wealthy don't pay lower rates than American workers; for effective oversight of our financial industry; and to resist demands for even more special treatment by the powerful and the privileged.

Schreibman is a graduate of Kingston High School, Yale College and Yale Law School. He lives in Stone Ridge, NY, with his wife, Shannon, and their three young boys.

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