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McConnell Spokesman: The Lowest Earners Have Borne The Brunt Of The Recession

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Stewart went on: "He does believe that small businesses, their employees and customers have been hit hard over the past two years, leading to higher unemployment which affects millions of Americans across the country. And Sen. McConnell doesn't believe anyone should be hit with a tax hike--not the lowest income who have borne the brunt of the recession, and not small businesses who will lead the recovery through job growth to get us out of this recession."

Emphasis ours.

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