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Opinion: Do Sue Lowden, Danny Tarkanian oppose tax cuts for job creation, like John Ensign?



By Phoebe Sweet

nevdemparty-300x61-7425868-9160128LAS VEGAS–Today Sen. John Ensign opposed tax cuts for small businesses and efforts to create jobs in Nevada with his vote against sending a crucial, bipartisan jobs bill to Pres. Barack Obama’s desk. The bill passed the Senate 68-29.

So, would GOP Senate candidates Sue Lowden, Danny Tarkanian and Sharron Angle have toed the party line, like the embattled Ensign did today, or would they have supported a bill that will cut payroll taxes and give tax credits to small business to help them grow?

Today Lowden will host an event at the Clark County Shooting Park–a facility National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre said “wouldn’t be here without (Reid’s) vision and hard work.” Will she admit that she’s against the kind of tax cuts to which Republicans are always paying lip service–tax cuts that will spur businesses to hire new workers and invest in their companies?

The jobs bill Lowden and Tarkanian have stood against will:

• Save 1 million jobs and invest in our nation’s infrastructure
• Cut payroll taxes for business 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

“Republicans talk a good game on cutting taxes, but it turns out they only mean it when we’re talking about tax cuts for the wealthy and not for the small business owner,” said Phoebe Sweet, communications director for the Nevada State Democratic Party. “If Nevada’s GOP Senate candidates would have voted against this crucial jobs bill–as Sen. John Ensign did–they would have voted against jobs for Nevadans, tax cuts for small businesses and investment the future of our state. Any candidate who would put partisan politics and party loyalty ahead of moving our economy forward clearly isn’t the kind of leader Nevadans need in Washington.”

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