Broun slams plan he says would raise taxes

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U.S. Rep. Paul Broun railed against what he called a Democratic plan to raise taxes during a Monday news conference.

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Broun

"At a time when Americans are increasingly feeling squeezed by rising prices at the pump and in the checkout line ... the very last thing they need to hear is that Congress is raising their taxes," the Republican who represents Georgia's 10th Congressional District said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's budget proposal would raise taxes by $683 billion during the next five years and eliminate tax cuts passed in 2001 and 2003, Dr. Broun said.

Such an increase would translate into nearly 2,600 lost jobs and a $237 million loss to the economy in the district, according to statistics from the Heritage Center for Data Analysis that Dr. Broun cited in his speech.

Dr. Broun proposed that Congress cut taxes and eliminate pork spending until representatives develop finance reform.

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Duderotomy
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Duderotomy 03/18/08 - 04:57 am
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Lets see how long this lasts.

Lets see how long this lasts. Not a slam on Dr. Broun - I just don't know how long any politician can resist the "we know better" mindset that tends to permeate our politics - especially when they start living in that world day in and day out.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/18/08 - 04:58 am
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The Democrats will be burning

The Democrats will be burning the White House steps for firewood before it's over.

naugliberal
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naugliberal 03/18/08 - 06:54 am
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yada, yada, yada.

yada, yada, yada.

Reality
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Reality 03/18/08 - 07:24 am
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Quit calling my house.....I

Quit calling my house.....I don't want to hear your computer generated message..............

LaTwon
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LaTwon 03/18/08 - 08:51 am
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jsut why in the hell do we

jsut why in the hell do we need the federal govt anyway? protect the borders? manage the economy? create a sound currency?
education? plan my retirement? spend our treasure on the whims of a moron? pitiful

sjgraci
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sjgraci 03/18/08 - 09:39 am
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Someone has to pay for your 3

Someone has to pay for your 3 Trillion Dollar war. The Credit Card Bank of China is calling.

Augustaleadership
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Augustaleadership 03/19/08 - 08:58 am
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Broun continues to take the

Broun continues to take the kind of strong stand we need in Washington. Fleming, please stay in the Georgia House bringing home the bacon to Columbia and Richmond. We need you there. Leave Broun alone.

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