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Scott Brown’s deficit response

The Globe asked both US Senate candidates to answer three detailed questions on how to reduce the deficit. Below is the response from Scott Brown’s campaign.

Deficits exist because politicians are addicted to spending other people’s money.  Today’s deficits are exacerbated by a prolonged recession that has put millions of Americans out of work.  The single best way to reduce the deficit and debt is to get America’s economy back on track so people can go back to work and pay taxes on the money they earn.  You can’t create a pro-growth economy with anti-growth tax hikes, frightening levels of spending, and overregulation of job creators.  We should start by avoiding a massive tax increase in December, passing a serious Balanced Budget Amendment to the constitution, instituting a constitutional line item veto, and repealing the $2 trillion federal health care law.  What we should not do, especially while the economy is so fragile, is raise the burden on MA families just so Washington politicians can turn around and spend that much and more.

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