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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz- Fundamentally Dishonest About Her Reckless Agenda That Holds Our Economy Hostage

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Location: Pembroke Pines, FL

Karen Harrington's Plan Will Remove Needless Government Interference in the Economy and Restore Americans' Confidence

It is no secret that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is one of the most brazen partisan politicians in the country today. In every media appearance, Debbie never deviates from her talking points and her political spin-- but the truth is that her misinformation and outright falsehoods cannot withstand scrutiny. Time and again, Debbie-Wasserman-Schultz is routinely tasked with the role of caricaturing and vilifying her political opposition while she fundamentally deceives the American people about the true nature of her Party's radical agenda that continues to divide the American people.

The hard truth about Debbie's agenda that she cannot avoid is that it really is more of the same- unsustainable fiscal spending that comes at taxpayer expense, a hostile government takeover of the health care system that threatens the quality of our health care, the creation of massive new bureaucracies and expansion of government power-- there is nothing "new" here; Debbie's agenda is a tried and failed plan of action.

As Debbie has busied herself supporting policies that are sure to fail the American people, her and her Democratic Party have now become derelict in their responsibilities, as they have announced that they will not schedule a vote on extending the Bush-era tax cuts for every American before adjourning Congress at the end of this week.

"All Americans are going to suffer the biggest tax increase in history if Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Democratic-controlled Congress do not vote to renew tax-rate cuts," said Karen Harrington, the candidate challenging Wasserman-Schultz in Florida's 20th Congressional District. "There is not one small business owner operating in the United States who knows what their tax rate will be as of January 1st. Small businesses will not be able to make hiring decisions or determine capital spending in this kind of economic uncertainty. The hard economic reality is that my restaurant business, just like most other small businesses here in South Florida, will unfortunately postpone hiring and expansion decisions until after the beginning of next year.

"If taxes are increased come January 1st, the current poor economic climate will become even worse, and the chance that new hiring will take place or that businesses will expand their operations will become far less likely. Unfortunately, it is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's ignorance about the way business works that is causing needless uncertainty amongst small businesses and doing great damage to South Florida's economy. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's awards and photo-ops do not help small businesses, and her present inaction on taxes is only doing further damage to the same small businesses that she claims to support. As more people come to understand that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has nothing to offer other than platitudes and policies that are hijacking our economy, the more people will abandon her and her agenda," said Harrington.


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