Scott Walker & Rubio Rebuke Jeb Bush – Won’t Support Tax Hikes to Bring Down Deficit
Former Governor Jeb Bush told the House Budget Committee earlier this month that he would support tax increases to cut the US national deficit.
Because government is so responsible with spending taxpayer dollars.
Thankfully, not all Republicans feel that way.
Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke out against tax increases as part of a defecit deal.
Americans for Tax Reform reported:
On Wednesday, BloombergBusinessweek reported:
Florida Senator Marco Rubio said he wouldn’t accept revenue increases as part of a deficit deal that also cut spending to prevent a U.S. fiscal crisis, saying it’s a “different time” than when former President George H.W. Bush embraced such an agreement in 1990.
The first-term Republican, a prospect to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, said he favors a broad agreement to simplify and bring more certainty to the tax code, and argued that it ultimately would bring additional revenue to the government. He ruled out including revenue increases in the plan, saying that would frustrate economic growth.
On Thursday, following Gov. Scott Walker’s appearance at the Monitor Breakfast, Huffington Post reported:
Walker also rejected Bush’s statement that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should accept a plan exchanging $10 in spending cuts for $1 in revenue.
“I just don’t believe that the problem in government is that we don’t tax enough. I think it’s not only that we don’t control our spending enough, we don’t use our resources appropriately,” he told reporters. “I think there’s also not enough out there to help the private sector stimulate growth. I think that’s one of the big things that’s missing in the equation.”