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Statement on Mandatory Budget Cuts

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"These arbitrary, radical budget cuts do nothing to help fix our economy or rebuild the middle class. They represent a self-inflicted wound to the economy that is going to have a real effect on Americans if they are allowed to continue."

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement on the mandatory across-the-board budget cuts that are slated to take effect starting today:

"These arbitrary, radical budget cuts do nothing to help fix our economy or rebuild the middle class. They represent a self-inflicted wound to the economy that is going to have a real effect on Americans if they are allowed to continue."

"Instead of these drastic cuts, Congress should pass a balanced approach to deficit reduction that closes tax loopholes for millionaires and billionaires and take back some of the massive tax breaks that the big oil companies are getting."

Last year Pingree voted against the bill that created the mandatory budget cuts known as the sequester.


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