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Video: Scott Brown Calls for $80B Tax Cut

Thursday, 04 Mar 2010 03:52 PM

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Nearly one month to the day of entering the Senate after a race that rocked U.S. politics, GOP Sen. Scott on Thursday announced his first piece of legislation -- a $80 billion payroll tax cut.

The Immediate Tax Relief for America's Workers Act targets mostly working class Americans, those employees making up to about $200,000, with a temporary tax cut that would, according to data released from Brown's office, save the average worker "about $100 a month for a total of at least $500 for individuals and $1,000 for working couples," Fox News reported.

Editor’s Note: See video of Sen. Scott Brown’s first speech below.

The $80 billion is currently "stuck in a virtual Washington slush fund," Brown said in his speech.

"Providing immediate across-the-board tax relief to working families is not complicated economic policy – it’s simple and common economic sense," he added.

Brown's office, in a statement, said, "Families could immediately use their returned tax dollars to provide for their families and put back into the struggling economy to spur job creation."

Brown spokeswoman Gail Gitcho tells Fox it is not clear when the senator will offer this provision. There is a jobs bill on the Senate floor right now. It is possible Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, could include Brown's legislation as one of the GOP amendments that will be offered.

The Massachusetts Republican angered his colleagues recently by breaking with the vast majority of his party to help Democrats break a GOP-led filibuster of the first jobs bill, this ought to bring him back into the fold.





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