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Sen. Hoeven Gives GOP Weekly Address On Sequester: Obama "Wants Higher Taxes"

GOP: The President and Senate Democrats are deploying poll-tested gimmicks to raise taxes on energy production instead of solving our nation's most pressing problem: Washington's spending addiction.

In the Weekly Republican Address, U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), says that, "For the better part of the week, President Obama has been traveling and giving interviews on the consequences of the sequester..." Yet, Hoeven continues, "...it was President Obama who proposed—and promoted—the sequester."

While the President blames Congress for the sequester, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed two bills to avert it. In addition to the President's effort to raise taxes, he is blocking an American project that will create jobs and get the economy growing—the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sen. Hoeven asks, "Why, Mr. President, are you blocking a project that the American people support overwhelmingly?"

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