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#STOPTHETAXHIKE: Because Four Years of Trillion Dollar Deficits Wasn’t Enough… The Dems’ Goal is to Spend More
NRCC | October 31, 2012

FYI, a similar version of this release below went out to the following districts: Shelley Adler (NJ-03), Ron Barber (AZ-08), Tim Bishop (NY-01), Bruce Braley (IA-01), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Lois Capps (CA-24), David Cicilline (RI-01), John Delaney (MD-06), Val Demings (FL-10), Tammy Duckworth (IL-08), Bill Foster (IL-11), Lois Frankel (FL-22), John Garamendi (CA-03), David Gill (IL-13), Alan Grayson (FL-09), Pam Gulleson (ND-AL), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Jim Himes (CT-04), Kathy Hochul (NY-27), Steven Horsford (NV-04), Steve Israel (NY-03), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01), Pat Kreitlow (WI-07), Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Carolyn McCarthy (NY-04), Gary McDowell (MI-01), Mike Michaud (ME-02), Joe Miklosi (CO-06), Mark Murphy (NY-11), Patrick Murphy (FL-18), John Oceguera (NV-03), Sal Pace (CO-03), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Nick Rahall (WV-03), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Brandon Shaffer (CO-04), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Louise Slaughter (NY-25), Betty Sutton (OH-16), Syed Taj (MI-11), John Tierney (MA-06), Niki Tsongas (MA-03), Christie Vilsack (IA-04), Jamie Wall (WI-08), Charlie Wilson (OH-06)


Because Four Years of Trillion Dollar Deficits Wasn’t Enough… The Obama-Braley Goal is to Spend More

Dems Think Their Plan ‘Worked’ So They Want to Continue Strapping Families and Job Creators With Job-Killing Tax Hikes to Protect Their Spending Habits


WASHINGTON — President Obama is making a renewed push to bury job creators and families in new taxes, claiming his second term top priority would be to increase taxes on job creators in order to continue his party’s spending habits. This approach – which Bruce Braley has voted for – will crush small business owners and prevent them from creating jobs (Roll Call #545, 8/1/2012).


“President Obama and Bruce Braley are out-of-touch to think that by continuing their failed policies of more taxing, spending and borrowing will somehow produce different results,” said NRCC Communications Director Paul Lindsay.  “Iowa voters know that you can’t spend your way to economic recovery – but when will Braley realize this?”


With the blind allegiance of his party, the deficit surpassed $1 trillion each year President Obama was president. (“Federal deficit tops $1 trillion for fourth year,” Associated Press, 10/12/2012)


This is the same failed economic approach that President Obama said has ‘worked:’


“Just like we’ve tried their plan, we tried our plan — and it worked.  That’s the difference.” (“Remarks by the President at a Campaign Event,” The White House, 7/24/2012)


Therefore, Americans can expect the same stale approach as President Obama admitted his second term plan is to focus on a deficit deal that includes tax hikes on job creators:


“’Well, there’s no doubt that our first order of business is going to be to get our deficits and debt under control…But we are also going to need some revenue,’ [said Obama].” (Daniel Strauss, “Obama says ‘first order of business’ in second term would be deficit,” The Hill, 10/29/2012)



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