From The Washington Examiner, “Some Hill Dems cringe at Obama’s $50 billion spending plan”:
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who is at odds with the Obama administration over its decision to suspend drilling for oil in the Gulf, refused to endorse the plan on Monday, though she is undecided.
“Sen. Landrieu has been and continues to be skeptical of paying for otherwise-beneficial proposals with tax hikes on the oil and gas industry,” said her spokesman, Aaron Saunders. “While these tax increases may be politically popular in some areas of the country, they have a disproportionately negative effect on working families in the Gulf Coast where much of the industry is located. Sen. Landrieu fully supports getting America’s economy back on track, but feels that it should not be done at the expense of the Gulf Coast.”
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