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Letters | THE ANTITAX PLEDGE

Brown’s stance: Keep taxes low until Congress kicks spending habit

Senator Scott Brown sat for an interview last month at Mul’s Diner in South Boston.

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Senator Scott Brown sat for an interview last month at Mul’s Diner in South Boston.

RE “IN renouncing antitax pledge, Brown would speak for Mass.’’ (Editorial, Jan. 1): When I ran for the United States Senate, I made a pledge to the voters of Massachusetts not to raise taxes. My opposition to increasing taxes - both then and now - is simple: With out-of-control government spending and rising debt and deficits, politicians in Washington have proven time and time again that they cannot manage hard-earned taxpayer money responsibly. So why should we give them even more?

I support closing loopholes and ending carve-outs for special interests as part of comprehensive reform that makes our tax code fairer, simpler, and more competitive globally and encourages economic growth by lowering rates for everyone. But we should not be raising rates on taxpayers just to fuel more spending.

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Until Congress demonstrates beyond any doubt that it has kicked its destructive spending habit and is ready to make the critical, permanent spending reforms necessary to save Americans from an epic debt crisis and put us on a sustainable course, we are better off keeping taxes low and forcing Congress to face its problem.

Senator Scott Brown

Washington

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