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Arizona Republican Gosar backs GOP budget plan

PHOENIX -- Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar is supporting Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's plan to chop $4.6 trillion from the nation's deficit, in part by repealing the president's health care law.

"Obamacare will cost us $6 trillion in the next 10 years. It's totally unaffordable and we have to do something different," Gosar said.

Ryan's plan also calls for revamping the Medicare system and creating just two tax brackets for individuals, 10 percent and 25 percent.

Gosar said that the former vice-presidential candidate's plan would help states like Arizona.

"We have got to get back to growing businesses. Arizona is perfectly poised for that. The federal government just needs to get out of the way," Gosar said.

About the Author

Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.


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