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September 7, 2010


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During his Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, President Obama rolled out his latest attempt to "boost" the economy in the form of a second stimulus proposal, which would spend $50 billion over the next year on highway, airport and railway construction. The Administration's new stimulus plan was immediately met with strong opposition from many all over the country who refuse to be fooled by yet another attempt to spend our way out of trouble. By now, it is obvious to everyone that stimulus bills don't work. Despite injecting nearly one trillion dollars into our economy, the current unemployment rate continues to hover around ten percent.

House Republican Leader John Boehner put it best when he said, "If we've learned anything from the past 18 months, it's that we can't spend our way to "prosperity.' We don't need more government "stimulus' spending." I cannot agree more. What we need to discuss--what the Democrats need to address-- is the larger picture of the $3.8 trillion tax hike Americans face on January 1. If we want to get this nation back on its feet, we need to get rid of this gigantic tax hike--not saddle the American taxpayer with yet another bloated "stimulus" package.

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