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Business Owner Unhappy with Brown Tax Position

Local business owner Deborah Fairbanks is unhappy with U.S. Senator Scott Brown's position on tax-cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent.

According to Deborah Fairbanks, it is small businesses, the middle and working classes that drive the economy and they should not be asked to support tax cuts to the rich.

“I think greed is completely out of control," said Fairbanks, owner of the Coffee Loft and Fairbanks Development. "I think the people that can should be asked to pay their fair share. I don’ think there should be tax cuts for billionaires."

Brown's statement that he would vote to continue Bush-era tax only if it continued to apply to the 2 percent of Americans making more than $250,000 a year, has spurred Fairbanks to speak out. It is small businesses and those that are making less than that who are driving the economy and who need the tax cuts, she said.

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“Small businesses are the ones that care about the community and reinvest in the neighborhoods,” said Fairbanks. “If you help small businesses you are helping the community."

Brown's statement solidified the position of the life-long Democrat in favor of his rival Elizabeth Warren. It all comes down to Brown being a player for the Republican party, she said.

“He has chosen his side. He is a Republican and they are all team players. They have made it perfectly clear,” said Fairbanks. “Scott Brown’s record of voting should be what we look at.”

She hopes that by speaking out some people become involved. It is very hard for most people to dig past the soundbites and the surface of the news.

“You can’t let the big money interest take over everything,” said Fairbanks.

Joescarp September 21, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Wow! It solidified the opinion of a life-long Democrat. Like whatever he said would have made a difference. :-) Give us a break! I'm not a life-long Republican, but I'll vote for Brown over Liawatha.
arnold September 22, 2012 at 11:50 AM
BTW its tax INCREASES not cuts that are in the offing. The 'Bush' tax cuts expire at the end of the year and if not extended tax rates will revert to the previous higher levels. Brown favors extending them. The DEMS will support extending them ONLY if the rates for the highest earners is increased. If not resolved Everybody's rate goes up.

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