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Blackburn Opposes More Democrat Bait and Switch

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Location: Washington, DC

Blackburn Opposes More Democrat Bait and Switch

"Raising Taxes to Pay For Lowering Taxes? They Must Be Kidding."

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) today opposed the Democrat leadership's latest attempt at raising taxes through the back door and increasing the burden on Tennesseans' family budgets. The Democrat tax bill would have "paid for" lowering an oppressive middle-class tax hike with $13.6 billion in new taxes on American energy and a total of $61.5 billion in new taxes for American businesses over the next ten years.

Blackburn supported Republican legislation that would have provided an AMT patch without additional tax increases on homegrown energy.

"Raising taxes to pay for lowering taxes? They must be kidding. Families in Tennessee have to do more with less every day. When is the federal government going to learn from their example? When Tennesseans have too much month left at the end of their money, Democrats propose tens of billions in new taxes that will be collected where we can all afford it least, at the gas pump."

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