Rand Paul: I’m leaning against it

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Washington (CNN) – Kentucky’s Senator-elect Rand Paul says that if he were already in Congress he would lean against voting for the recently announced tax deal.

In an interview airing on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” Wednesday at 6 p.m ET, Paul expresses strong opinions about the deficit, spending, and the tax deal proposed by President Barack Obama.

“The most important thing government can do right now for the economy is to extend the Bush tax cuts. I would be for extending them permanently…If you’re going to extend and add new tax cuts, you should couple them with cuts in spending. Instead, we’re coupling them with increases in spending and I think that’s the wrong thing to do.

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