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Ohio's Rob Portman: GOP can win back Senate
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, speaks to the New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial staff, on Tuesday in Manchester. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
He promoted “Jobs for America,” a pro-growth plan that proposes reforming the tax code to help middle class Americans and to make the country more competitive globally. Part of that plan is support for the Keystone XL pipeline, which he said would be one of the bills sent to President Obama within the first 100 days, should the GOP capture Senate majority control.
Lowering business and individual tax rates is a key part of the “Jobs for America” plan. It would also serve as an incentive for major U.S. companies to grow and stay in America, he said. He was referring to the news of Burger King moving to Canada to lower its corporate taxes.
“I’m feeling so strongly that we’re letting down the country,” he said.
Portman cited a recent poll that said nearly eight out of 10 Americans now believe the next generation will not have the same opportunities. The economic uncertainty and anxiety is real with depressed wages and rising costs, and Republicans need to do a better job of communicating the problems and the solutions, he said.
Brown has campaigned on that issue, and he calls U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., one of the deciding votes on “Obamacare.”
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