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Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): Raise Revenues and Cut Taxes

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.): The way forward is clear, we have to raise revenues and cut taxes; and Republicans need to understand that tax reform isn't a back door for sneaking through more tax cuts for the rich. On July 16, 2012, the Budgeting for National Priorities project at Brookings hosted Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), member of the Senate Budget Committee, former chair of the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and a member of Senate Democratic leadership, for a conversation on the upcoming fiscal cliff, how she views the path to a balanced and bipartisan approach to avoiding it, and what steps she believes can be taken on the expiring Bush tax cuts and the scheduled sequestration. Following Senator Murray's keynote address, a panel of Brookings experts reflected on the current budget situation and prospects for a "grand bargain" to rein in the deficit and spur economic growth. More on this event at:
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