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Opinion: Would Republican Senate candidates have opposed tax cuts, job creation?

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED RELEASE FROM NEVADA STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

By Phoebe Sweet

LAS VEGAS–Today the Senate passed a Jobs Bill with overwhelming bipartisan support, despite John Ensign’s vote against tax cuts, job creation and lowering unemployment.

Would Republican Senate candidates Danny Tarkanian, Sue Lowden and Sharron Angle have voted against a bill that will help small businesses and create jobs, like John Ensign?

Would they have voted against at bill that will:

• Save 1 million jobs and invest in our nation’s infrastructure
• Cut payroll taxes for businesses that hire workers who have been out of work for more than 60 days
• Give a tax credit for businesses that hire new workers and keep them on staff for at least a year
• Help small businesses grow by allowing them to write off investments

“We’ve come to expect Sen. Ensign, a longtime member of the Party of No, to put politics ahead of the good of our state and oppose every Democratic proposal to put Nevadans back to work,” said Phoebe Sweet, communications director with the Nevada State Democratic Party. “Now we’re wondering whether GOP Senate candidates Danny Tarkanian, Sue Lowden and Sharron Angle would have said no to saving a million jobs and cutting taxes for small business when even 13 of their fellow Republicans agreed that getting America back to work was too important to sacrifice for the sake of partisan politics. Would they have stood in the way of job creation, or would they have done what’s right for Nevada’s middle class and small businesses?”

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