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By Jaime Herrera Beutler
Congresswoman 

Compromise at least protects most from devastating taxes

Guest Commentary

 


I had hoped Congress and the president would produce a solution that protected families and small businesses from higher taxes, overhauled our tax system to make it simpler and fairer, and significantly reduced our $16 trillion national debt. Instead, 2012 came to a frustrating end, and at 12:01am on Jan. 1, the lower tax rates Americans were paying expired.

So we were put in a position where higher taxes hit every working American—an outcome that was absolutely unacceptable to me. Southwest Washington families and individuals cannot afford to send more of their hard-earned money to Washington, D.C. The agreement Congress passed was not a long-term solution, and it did not accomplish e...



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