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Republican says taxes should be on debt committee table
Rep. Steve LaTourette says Congress should consider all options to lower the $15 trillion national debt
by WKSU's ANNA STAVER


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Anna Staver
 
Steve LaTourette represents Ohio's 14th district.
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Congress’ super committee is staying in Washington to try to figure out how to cut more than 1.2 trillion dollars from the federal deficit.

Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette says everything should be on the table, including tax increases.

LaTourette says he knows that position makes him unpopular with his party.

LaTourette explains his position

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“As a matter of fact I think there are radio ads running in Cleveland today blasting the position I’ve taken. But this is a defining moment. It’s not going to come around again for a long time that there’s going to be one chance to get it right. And I know that all of the Republican super committee members in the House are huddling now. I know they’re going to hunker down and be here over the weekend. And if there is a way to get it done, I think they’ll get it done.”

He says Democrats also should be ready to negotiate over cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

LaTourette signed Grover Norquist’s pledge in 1994 promising not to vote for tax increases. He says times have changed.

Back then the deficit was four trillion dollars and unemployment was at six percent. Now the deficit is at 15 trillion dollars and unemployment is at nine percent.

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