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Detroit News: Camp and Upton join fed deficit committee

Detroit News - August 11, 2011

The choice of two Michigan lawmakers underscores the influence the state has in the House. But whether the state benefits from the deal will depend on whether Camp and Upton look out for programs that help Michigan or stick to Republican principles.

Americans United for Change, a progressive group, said the pair should not focus on giving the wealthy tax cuts, but on cutting skyrocketing prescription drug prices in Medicare, wasteful military contracts and subsidies for big oil companies.

"They should focus on a tax reform deal that eliminates loopholes and subsidies for wealthy special interests so that small businesses and middle class families don't have to pay more than their fair share," said executive director Tom McMahon.

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