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“Tax re­form that elim­i­nates waste­ful tax pref­er­ences to gen­er­ate rev­enue will help bring fair­ness and ef­fi­ciency to our tax sys­tem. This ap­proach makes more sense than rais­ing tax rates — which will harm nearly a mil­lion small busi­nesses and cost hun­dreds of thou­sands of jobs, As a re­minder, just two years ago, Pres­i­dent Obama said that rais­ing taxes would be un­wise given the weak­ness of our re­cov­ery. That’s as true now as it was then,” points out Sen. Kelly Ay­otte.

“Do­ing noth­ing is not an op­tion. And any ef­fort to ad­dress our fis­cal cri­sis with­out in­clud­ing en­ti­tle­ment re­form can’t be taken se­ri­ously. A gen­er­a­tion ago, at a time of di­vided government, Repub­li­can Pres­i­dent Ron­ald Rea­gan and Demo­cratic

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