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Rep. Dave Camp Gives the Weekly Republican Remarks

Hello, I am Congressman Dave Camp from the Fourth District of Michigan and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Let me be candid. I understand the frustration so many Americans have with Washington right now.  And you’re right – this government we have spends too much and wastes too much. It’s time for us to stand up and say ‘enough is enough’ to those who would tax and spend even more.

That’s why the Republicans in Congress took critical action this week to protect hardworking taxpayers from massive tax hikes. Americans are paying more for gas, more for groceries and more for health care. The last thing they need is to pay more for Washington. That’s why we made sure the temporary tax cuts passed a decade ago were made permanent. And, let me repeat that: permanent. Now we can look forward.

Speaker Boehner has said that ‘the American people re-elected a Republican majority … and we will use it in 2013 to hold the president accountable for the ‘balanced’ approach he promised.’ That means cutting wasteful spending, strengthening programs like Medicare and Social Security so that they’re there when Americans need them, and creating a tax code that creates a healthy economy.