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Topic - Barbara Lang
"It is time for rehab for this government," she said before the city's Committee of the Whole. "The government can not simply tax and fee its way to sustained budgets. Businesses close, people move and less revenue comes in."
Barbara Lang, president of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, told the City Council that tax increases are a "drug" in the nation's capital and suggested that passing a fiscal 2012 budget with additional burdens on merchants, residents and the city's professional class will drive the District into a recession it has so far avoided.