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Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, expressed support for raising additional taxes as a part of any negotiation for deficit reducing measures. On the CBS Sunday program, Face The Nation, Leader Pelosi was quoted as saying the recent fiscal cliff tax increase of $620 billion was â€śNot nearly enough on the revenue side.â€ť
Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) issued the following statement in response to Leader Pelosiâ€™s call for raising taxes on more Americans:
â€śGovernment needs to curb its endless appetite for continued reckless spending. In just the past few days weâ€™ve seen taxes go up $620 billion and already the entrenched special interests are hungry for more. For too long Congress has said we want to create jobs, but this proposal will have the opposite effect. Instead of continuously passing spending measures that are not paid for and demanding more taxes, we need to cut government waste and excess.â€ť
In the coming weeks, Congress will be dealing with sequestration cuts, a vote on the debt ceiling and a budget resolution.