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Meg Whitman: Cut Taxes, Spend Money

Dexter Cooke
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jan 15, 2009

Meg Whitman, a probable candidate for governor of California, frames every question as how it effects that state—its rate of unemployment, its small businesses. “We have to avoid, at all costs, tax increases,” she says. Then she rolls out her suggestions

•Make the R&D tax credit permanent.

•Small business access to capital through lending.

•Demand that banks that get federal support lend to small businesses.

•Reduce business taxes—”we have the second highest rate in the world”

•Pass permanent reductions in marginal tax rates for the middle class.

Whitman also wants as many green projects as possible, but defines down the projects that matter. The current Barack Obama-supported plan for green spending “is not a stimulus plan. If these programs are not shovel-ready, they are not stimulus ready.”

Dexter Cooke | He is an orthopedic surgeon who insists that a physician's first priority should be patient care. He specializes in minimally invasive complete knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures that reduce pain and recovery time. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a medical degree and a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine.

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