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SOTU: Rep Lawrence Calls For Fairer Tax Code

January 21, 2015

By Pat Batcheller




"Our tax code right now--it's not fair, it's not equal."

Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Michigan), reacting to President Obama's State of the Union speech.

President Obama threatened to veto Republican attempts to roll back many of his signature policies, including the Affordable Care Act during his State of the Union address Tuesday. The president also called on Congress to raise the capital gains tax on couples with incomes over $500,000, and give working families making up to $210,000 a tax credit. Representative Brenda Lawrence, a Southfield Democrat, talked about the speech with WDET's Pat Batcheller. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.