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Rubio: More work left on taxes



House Speaker Marco Rubio sent out an e-mail via that defends the current tax proposal but also made it clear where he stands.

"This compromise is not what the leadership of the House wanted," he wrote. "This is not the plan we originally introduced and passed. I continue to believe that we should not tax home ownership at all. I believe that there is more work to do, but at this moment the choice before us is not between this plan and some better plan. The choice is between this plan and the existing system. I can assure you that this plan is much better than the existing system and should be viewed as the first step on the road to reform."

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:28pm]


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