PUNISH RICH, HURT POOR

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Associated Press

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 29 at 7:02 PM

Sen. Rand Paul is criticizing President Barack Obama for proposing higher taxes on the wealthy, saying that punishing the rich hurts the middle class and the poor.

"Mr. President, you say the rich must pay their fair share. When you seek to punish the rich, the jobs that are lost are those of the poor and middle class," Paul said in his speech to the Republican national convention Wednesday. "When you seek to punish Mr. Exxon Mobil, you punish the secretary who owns Exxon Mobil stock. When you block the Keystone Pipeline, you punish the welder who works on the pipeline."

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