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Senate Republicans criticize taxes in healthcare bill

Washington Post, October 2, 2009

As it drew close to finishing work on a healthcare overhaul, a key Senate panel engaged in a debate about whether the measure is "riddled" with tax increases that would violate President Obama's campaign pledge not to raise taxes on middle-class Americans. Republicans cited that vow in attempting to strip billions of dollars in fees and taxes from the reform package, according to the Washington Post.