Brown: What about average folks?

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Brown: What about average folks?

Politico – Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) criticized Congress Friday for being out of touch with average people and not spending enough time focusing on jobs.

“Members of Congress too often don’t think about how the things we do affect the daily lives of people. And we don’t meet enough single parents and we don’t meet enough people that are struggling,” Brown said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “That’s why Congress has to focus more on jobs than we have, frankly.”

Brown went on to boost the payroll tax cut extension that Democrats in the Senate have backed, while criticizing the version of the extension that Republicans have proposed.

“This is a tax cut that will put money into people’s pockets. … Republicans, at all costs, say no if it’s paid for by people making over $1 million a year. They want to come up with phony pay-fors and they didn’t do anything until we brought this to the fore.”

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