Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA)

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), one of the most extreme House Republicans, is running for his party’s Senate nomination in Georgia. In an interview with a local radio host last week, Broun went through a list of agencies he wants to abolish, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Education, which administers federal student loans:

BROUN: I have proposed totally closing down the Department of Education […] Why don’t we shut down the EPA? I’d like to see that happen, also. […] The Department of Energy should be closed, and the Department of Labor, the Department of Commerce, all these things should be closed.

Listen to it (relevant section at 3:09):

Later in the interview, Broun says he wants to “permanently lower corporate taxes and capital gains taxes to zero” — meaning that while at the same time he is calling for the government to stop helping students get through school, and protect our environment and workforce, he wants to give corporations and the rich the largest tax cut ever in history.

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