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McKinney "Barrow For Increased Taxes"
Monday, 18 October 2010

October 18--  With the November 2nd general election just around the corner, the Republican running for the 12th Congressional seat says the incumbent, Democrat John Barrow, had a chance to hold taxes down but didn't take it.

Last week McKinney unveiled a seven-point jobs plan which would permanently extend the Bush tax cuts made ten years ago and would also suspend payroll taxes for a year to encourage small business growth.

In a debate in Milledgeville, McKinney claims Barrow agreed with him on several issues in an attempt to appear conservative.  

"One of the things I joke about is John Barrow is the most conservative congressman eight weeks out of every two years and right now he's in conservative mode.  The fact is he is not a conservative.  He's voted for Nancy Pelosi three times in a row and he refuses to answer if he will vote for her four times in a row.  He's voted for over a trillion dollars in new spending.  One of the bills he supported gave bonuses of $165 million to AIG," McKinney claims.

On new taxes, "He just had the opportunity to extend the tax cuts of 2002, but when it came down to that vote, John Barrow voted no.  The final vote was 210 to 209, so John Barrow cast the deciding vote whether to stay in session and extend the tax cuts.  That might not seem important to a lot of people, but if you're a family of six making $50,000 a year, thanks to John, your taxes go up $260 in January of next year," says McKinney.

McKinney received the endorsement of Sarah Palin last week while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is running TV ads for Barrow.  McKinney likes that, "I'm not sure how good an endorsement is from a Washington organization.  That tells me he's going to be serving the people in Washington, DC and I'm going to be serving the people of southeast Georgia."


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