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GOP address: Cut red tape, repeal ACA

Sept. 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Nothing is more important than "getting the middle class back to work" an Arizona congressional candidate said in the Republican Party's weekly radio address.

Former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon Parker, the GOP nominee for Congress in Arizona's newly drawn 9th Congressional District, said Saturday the question he is most frequently asked is what he would do to increase employment.

"I tell them nothing is more important than getting the middle class back to work," Parker said.

"I tell my neighbors it doesn't have to be this way," he said. "We have employers who want to hire and workers who want to work, but government won't get out of the way."

Parker said the United States has the world's highest corporate tax rate and "that just pushes jobs away, overseas, to India, to China, to all our competitors."

He called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and said it should be replaced "with common-sense reforms that protect Americans' access to the care they need, from the doctor they choose, at a lower cost."

"While we're at it, we need to look at reining in all the excessive red tape that is making it harder to live, work, hire, and do business," he said.

"I agree with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan that we need to stop all the looming tax hikes and develop a pro-growth tax code that brings jobs home and keeps jobs here," Parker said.

Parker is running against Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, a former state legislator.

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