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Rep. Black visits with Chamber of Commerce

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

U.S. Representative Diane Black visited the Mt. Juliet/West Wilson Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, and gave those in attendance a quick rundown of what is going on in Washington. 

Black went over the U.S.’s debt problem, and a budget plan she has been working on with colleagues that would balance the budget in 10 years. It would raise the GDP one percent in 2014, which would be about $1,500 per household. It would raise the GDP by three percent over 10 years. 

Black said reforming the tax code is also a necessity. 

“Our tax code has not been reformed since 1986,” said Black. “It’s broken.”

Black said the best way to fix it is make it fairer and simpler. Right now it is too long and complicated. 

“It’s longer than The Bible with no good news,” Black joked. 

Black said repealing Obamacare will be important as well. She said it will add $6.2 trillion to the debt. She said the program as it is now is too damaged to fix, so they are going to have to start over with a new plan. 

Black also talked about illegal immigration. She thinks securing the border and fixing our legal immigration process are just a few of the steps we can take to eliminate the problem. 

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